The holidays can be a financially stressful time for anyone, but even more so this year due to the rising cost of food from inflation. In fact, a record number of Idahoans are facing food insecurity this holiday season. For those who are 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 free Thanksgiving dinner in Idaho.
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 in Idaho for 2023.
To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, Idaho resident and meet the organization’s requirements.
For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Idaho including registration and contact information, keep reading below.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Idaho (2023 Guide)
Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Idaho for 2023.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements, instructions, address, and contact information.
Free turkey dinners on Thanksgiving – COEUR d’ALENE
Free meals are being offered at two locations on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
1 to 3:30 p.m.
The Altar Church
901 E Best Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
The Altar Church, 901 E. Best Ave., will serve a Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
People are free to drop in and enjoy food and fellowship in the decorated hall. For those in need of transportation, delivery or carryout, call 208-771-4037 or email [email protected].
The event generally attracts a few hundred people.
A “Heart and Hands” Thanksgiving community outreach is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. at The Cove, 510 S. Clearwater Loop Suite 100, Post Falls. Info: [email protected].
Free Thanksgiving dinners, RSVP by Nov. 17
Local churches are working together to provide free, take-out Thanksgiving dinners on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23; Friday, Nov. 17, is the deadline for reserving dinner.
Pickup will be available 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church on Nov. 23. Deliveries will be made to homebound people only.
The meal consists of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a roll, cranberry sauce and pie.
Thanksgiving Assistance Organizations in Idaho
The following organizations are providing Thanksgiving assistance to Idaho residents. For more information on Thanksgiving food assistance, please contact them directly.
Free Food Banks in Idaho
If you are facing hunger and are struggling to meet your basic needs, there is help available to you at any time of the year.
Idaho food banks and community partners provide hunger relief to low-income individuals and households.
You can get help with free food, groceries, and hot meals at any food bank or local community location throughout Idaho.
To find a free food bank near you, check out our complete Idaho Food Bank list here.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Idaho
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Idaho this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinner in Idaho are announced.
COMING SOON Check out our list of organizations offering FREE Christmas Assistance in Idaho for 2023, including free toys, gifts, and holiday meals.
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Idaho.
Our goal is to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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