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 Wisconsinites 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 Wisconsin.
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 Wisconsin for 2023.
To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, Wisconsin resident and meet the organization’s requirements.
For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Wisconsin including registration and contact information, keep reading below.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Wisconsin (2023 Guide)
Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Wisconsin for 2023.
We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements, instructions, address, and contact information.
Christ the Rock Church Thanksgiving Dinner
We are delighted to offer in-person dining as well as home delivery, and we look forward to offering a holiday meal to anyone who would otherwise be alone or hungry on Thanksgiving Day!
Thursday, November 23, 2023
At The Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI
At The Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St., Appleton. No need to RSVP!Need a ride? If you need transportation to The Grand Meridian for in-person dining from 12-2 pm on Thanksgiving Day, click here.
You must RSVP for meal delivery by NOON on Friday, November 17.
(That gives our volunteers time to organize our delivery schedule for 2,000+ meals.)
Meals will be delivered 9:00-11:00 am on Thanksgiving Day.
For food safety purposes, all meals will be delivered cold, with reheating instructions included. RSVP here.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Thanksgiving Carryout Meal
We will again be offering a free take-out Thanksgiving meal. Reservations are required and can be made via email: [email protected].
Thursday, November 23, 2023
1600 University Dr, Marinette, WI, United States, Wisconsin
Thanksgiving Assistance Organizations in Wisconsin
The following organizations are providing Thanksgiving assistance to Wisconsin residents. For more information on Thanksgiving food assistance, please contact them directly.
Free Food Banks in Wisconsin
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.
Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.
To find a free food bank near you, check out our complete Wisconsin Food Bank list here.
Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Wisconsin
We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin this year was helpful.
We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin are announced.
COMING SOON Check out our list of organizations offering FREE Christmas Assistance in Wisconsin for 2023, including free toys, gifts, and holiday meals.
The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Wisconsin.
Our goal is to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.
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