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 Washingtonians 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 Washington.
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 Washington for 2023.
To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, Washington resident and meet the organization’s requirements.
For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Washington including registration and contact information, keep reading below.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Washington (2023 Guide)
Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Washington for 2023.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements, instructions, address, and contact information.
The Alajawan Brown Foundation Family Thanksgiving Dinner
Join the Alajawans family for a free Thanksgiving dinner at Albert Talley High School. They will offer fun games and activities to celebrate this day.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
7800 S 132nd St, Seattle, WA 98178
The Alajawan Brown Foundation is offering a free meal on Thursday in South Seattle.
They’ll be distributing Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. at Albert Talley High School at 7800 S. 132nd St.
Come early for a meet-and-greet and games for the whole family starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Ayanna Brown at 425-208-6236 or
A community turning tragedy into good.
A Thanksgiving event that started in 2013 – in the memory of Alajawan Brown, re-united many to share a warm Thanksgiving meal this year.
Every year the public is invited to a free Thanksgiving meal honoring Alajawan Brown.
He was a 12-year-old Skyway boy, who was shot in the back and killed when he got off a bus in 2010.
Bread of Life Mission Thanksgiving Dinner
They will serve a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day, including turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread rolls, and pie. They will provide water and soda for drinks.
There will be an optional chapel service available.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
97 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98104
Bread of Life Mission will offer both a “big breakfast” and a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Breakfast is from 7 to 9 a.m., and dinner will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday from its Pioneer Square location at 97 S. Main St.
Indoor seating will be provided, and organizers say they expect to serve between 300 to 400 meals. Some of the highlights will include turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce and more.
For more information, contact Bread of Life’s main office at 206-682-3579.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
Offers their annual free sit-down Thanksgiving dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Includes traditional turkey with sides and special treats donated by the community.
Anyone/everyone is welcome to join!
Thursday, November 23, 2023
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
9131 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136
All are welcome on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 23rd from 12pm-3pm – for this year’s annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner!
The delicious meal, created this year by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering’s Jr. Sous Chef, Zach Mosely, will include a traditional turkey dinner and all the trimmings, with desserts donated by the community.
No need to RSVP, just show up at Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California Ave SW) on Thanksgiving Day between 12-3pm.
This event happens with the help of many wonderful volunteers. You can sign up to volunteer or bring a dessert on signup.com.
Gently used warm clothing, new blankets and socks, and dessert donations can be dropped off at Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes in Sodo (4101 Airport Way S) on weekdays between 9am-5pm, or at Hall at Fauntleroy on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 9am.
Thanksgiving Assistance Organizations in Washington
The following organizations are providing Thanksgiving assistance to Washington residents. For more information on Thanksgiving food assistance, please contact them directly.
Free Food Banks in Washington
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.
Washington 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 Washington.
To find a free food bank near you, check out our complete Washington Food Bank list here.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Washington
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Washington this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinner in Washington are announced.
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The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Washington.
Our goal is to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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