The holidays can be financially stressful for anyone, but even more so this year due to inflation and the rising cost of food. While some are fortunate enough to fill their table with an indulgent dinner spread, many families in the Columbus area struggle to make ends meet. A record number of people in Columbus face food insecurity this holiday season. For those barely meeting their basic needs, the holiday season is a harsh reminder of how little support is provided to low-income households. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs and organizations that offer a free Thanksgiving dinner in Columbus, including free turkeys.
To help relieve some of your holiday stress, we have put together a list of all the nonprofit organizations offering holiday food assistance and free Thanksgiving dinner, Turkeys, and other food giveaways in the Columbus area.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Columbus, including Turkey Giveaways [2022 Guide]
Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Columbus for 2022.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and contact information.
St. Aloysius Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, from 11 AM-2 PM
Where: St. Aloysius – 2165 W. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43223
Annual FREE Community Thanksgiving DAY Dinner at St. Aloysius (2165 W. Broad St, 43223)on Thursday, November 24th from 11 AM-2 PM as supplies last.
All are welcome.
Traditional holiday dinner, live music, assorted takeaways.
Dinner is served at the building behind the church. Take-out or dine-in. No deliveries.
Columbus Dream Center – Free Thanksgiving dinner
When: Thursday, November 24th 11am-12:30p
Where: 38 W Greenwood Ave, Columbus OH, 43201
If you or someone you know is in need of a Thanksgiving dinner, below are the hours that free Thanksgiving dinner will be served.
Thanksgiving baskets are delivered to the neighborhoods that the Columbus Dream Center serves every week. There is no sign-up for these.
Community Kitchen, Inc. Columbus – Thanksgiving Dinner
When: Thursday, November 24th, 11 am-1:00 pm
Where: 640 S Ohio Ave Columbus OH 43205
“While families are preparing Thanksgiving feasts for Thursday, many families in need are struggling to put a meal on the table, especially as food costs continue to rise.
In Columbus, Community Kitchen, Inc., is preparing to serve 500 people on Thanksgiving Day.”
St. John’s Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Dinner
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022. 6:30 PM–7:30 PM.
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church – 1003 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43222
Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 23rd from 6:30-7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church (1003 W Town St, 43222).
Take-out meals are offered from 7:30-8 PM.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Columbus
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in Columbus this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners in Columbus are announced.
Stay tuned to our blog because we will release our Christmas Assistance Programs list in Columbus for 2022 very soon!
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Columbus.
We aim to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Columbus Summary
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