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 Bay Staters 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 Massachusetts.
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 Massachusetts for 2023.
To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, Massachusetts resident and meet the organization’s requirements.
For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Massachusetts including registration and contact information, keep reading below.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Massachusetts (2023 Guide)
Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinners in Massachusetts for 2023.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements, instructions, address, and contact information.
Thanksgiving Community Dinner + Turkey Giveaway
CAVA Church invites you and your family for a Community Thanksgiving Dinner!! The dinner is FREE, and open to anyone.
Sunday, November 19
11 am EST
Marshall Middle School
100 Brookline Street Lynn, MA 01902
CAVA Church would love to have you and your family over for a Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
The dinner is FREE, and open to anyone. We will also be giving away whole turkeys.
Walk-ins are welcome too but seating is limited so please reserve a seat(s) by registering.
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Time: 11 am
Address: Marshall Middle School, 100 Brookline St, Lynn, MA
Thanksgiving Dinner For Aged Out Youth
Free Dinner for any teens or young people who have aged out of DCF/DYS care. Come Connect in a safe judgement free space, with good food!!
Wednesday, November 22
4 – 6pm EST
20 South Street Boston, MA 02130
Join us for Power in Her(Story) Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
If you have aged out of DCF or DYS, if youve been in care and now a young parent(you and your babies are welcome), If you are a teen aging out of DCF/DYS or if you have ever been in care or effected by foster care and want to connect with others who can relate, stop by for some good food and good vibes.
This is a safe, judgement free zone. every one is welcome!
Please grab a ticket so we can accomodate accordingly.
We cant wait to celebrate with you!!!!
Thanksgiving Assistance Organizations in Massachusetts
The following organizations are providing Thanksgiving assistance to Massachusetts residents. For more information on Thanksgiving food assistance, please contact them directly.
Free Food Banks in Massachusetts
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.
Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.
To find a free food bank near you, check out our complete Massachusetts Food Bank list here.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Massachusetts
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Massachusetts this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinner in Massachusetts are announced.
COMING SOON Check out our list of organizations offering FREE Christmas Assistance in Massachusetts for 2023, including free toys, gifts, and holiday meals.
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Massachusetts.
Our goal is to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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