Local Thanksgiving Food Drives and Shared Meals for Those in Need

By Bridget G. RSS Thu, November 16, 2023

Thanksgiving is only a week away! In the spirit of the holiday, here are some local Thanksgiving-related community events that include turkey drives, giveaways, and free Thanksgiving meals for seniors, families in need, and people experiencing homelessness.

Note that many of these are first-come, first-served events and that some require registration prior to attending.

ACHIEVEability Thanksgiving Giveaway | Thursday, November 16, 2023: 4–6 p.m. 
5901 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19139

4th Annual Enon Cares Turkey Drive Thru Giveaway | Friday, November 17, 2023: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (East) Parking Lot, 2800 West Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19150

Turkey Giveaway | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia PA 19138
*Call 215-686-3424 to register for a free turkey

Thanksgiving Give-A-Way | Saturday, November 17, 2023: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Mander Playground, 2140 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19121

Third Annual Turkey & Food Giveaway | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 10 a.m. 
Triumph Baptist Church, 1648 W. Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia PA 19140

Bible Way Baptist Church Turkey Drive | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 10 a.m.
1323 N. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Philabundance Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
3616 S. Galloway Street, Philadelphia PA 19148 (Drive-through only)
302 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia PA 19122 (Walk-up only)

Thanksgiving Giveaway | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 
846 South 57th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143 
*Pre-registration required

Chew and Belfield Neighborhood Club Annual Turkey Giveaway | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 12 p.m. 
6218-20 Chew Ave, Philadelphia PA 19138 
*Recipients must sign a community waiver and show identification

Friends-Giving Turkey and Sides Giveaway | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 1 p.m.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, 1501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19122

2023 Turkey Giveaway at Kenderton Elementary | Saturday, November 18, 2023: 2–4 p.m.
1500 W. Ontario Street, Philadelphia PA 19140 
*Pre-registration required

Top Choice Home Care Community Turkey Drive | Monday, November 20, 2023: 12 p.m.
8725 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19136

22nd Police District Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway | Monday, November 20, 2023: 5–7 p.m.
22nd District, 1747 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19121

6th Annual Pleasant Gratitude Community Dinner | Monday, November 20, 2023: 5–8 p.m.
Pleasant Playground, 6720 Boyer St, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Feeding Hearts, Sharing Thanks! | Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Turkey Giveaway: 3 p.m.
Holiday Dinner: 5 p.m.
1300 S. 24th Street, Philadelphia PA 19146


For more information on food, nutrition services, and public benefits, you can use the City of Philadelphia's Food and Meal Finder tool at phila.gov/food/ or call the Office of Homeless Services at 215-686-7175.


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