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 Tennesseans 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 Tennessee.
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 Tennessee for 2023.
To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, Tennessee resident and meet the organization’s requirements.
For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Tennessee including registration and contact information, keep reading below.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Tennessee (2023 Guide)
Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Tennessee for 2023.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements, instructions, address, and contact information.
Sevier County FREE Community Thanksgiving
An East Tennessee couple is hosting a free community Thanksgiving dinner for Sevier County residents.
Monday, November 20
5:00 to 8:00 p.m
Chubby’s Restaurant on Dolly Parton Parkway.
High Places Community Church – Thanksgiving Dinner – 2023
Everyone is invited to a free community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Historic Grove Theater, 123 Randolph Road.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
11:00 AM 1:00 PM
123 Randolph Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Thanksgiving Assistance Organizations in Tennessee
The following organizations are providing Thanksgiving assistance to Tennessee residents. For more information on Thanksgiving food assistance, please contact them directly.
Free Food Banks in Tennessee
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.
Tennessee 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 Tennessee.
To find a free food bank near you, check out our complete Tennessee Food Bank list here.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Tennessee
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Tennessee this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinner in Tennessee are announced.
COMING SOON Check out our list of organizations offering FREE Christmas Assistance in Tennessee for 2023, including free toys, gifts, and holiday meals.
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Tennessee.
Our goal is to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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