Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Georgia [2020 Guide]

The holidays can be a financially stressful time for anyone, but even more so this year with the impact that COVID-19 has had on our community. More Georgians are facing food insecurity than ever before. 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 that offer free Thanksgiving dinner in Georgia.

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 Georgia.

To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, Georgia resident and meet the organization’s requirements.

For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Georgia including registration and contact information, keep reading below.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Georgia

Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Georgia [2020 Guide]

Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Georgia this year.

We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address and contact information.

StreetWise Mobile Thanksgiving Food Pantry

StreetWise Georgia has partnered with the Atlanta Community Food bank to provide their annual Thanksgiving Mobile Food Pantry to pre-registered families in Georgia.

Information on the Thanksgiving Food Pantry is below:

Date

Saturday, November 10, 2020

Time

9:00am-1:30pm

Address

1770 Cedars Road
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045

Details

Thanksgiving Take-Home Meal boxes will be distributed to registered families during the StreetWise Thanksgiving Meal Drive.

You must register for this event in advance. Use the contact information provided below to call and register for the event.

Registration Date

Registration Begins: November 2, 2020

Register online here

Contact Information

Call StreetWise at:

Phone Number

678-985-9952 or 678-985-9915

Hours

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:15AM – 2PM

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Georgia Salvation Army Thanksgiving Food Assistance

Every year, the Georgia Salvation Army helps to feed thousands of hungry children and families during the holiday season. The Salvation Army Georgia Division hosts a Thanksgiving Drive that provides children and families with a nutritious Thanksgiving meal. 

Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance

If you would like to register to receive food assistance this Thanksgiving, please contact your local Georgia Salvation Army office. Click here to find an office near you

Contact the Georgia Salvation Army

If you need additional help, contact the Georgia Salvation Army Headquarters using the information provided below.

Address

1000 Center Place
Norcross, GA 30093

Phone Number

(770) 441-6200

Website

https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/ 

 

Buckhead Christian Ministry Thanksgiving Food Assistance

Nonprofit organization, Buckhead Christian Ministry gives out gift cards to families that need help purchasing a turkey or fixings for their Thanksgiving meal. 

You must register for assistance in advance. To register, please visit the Buckhead Christian Ministry at the address below.

Address

The Murray Building
2847 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

For more information call the BCM helpline at 404-239-0038. They are available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 10:00am to 1:00pm and Thursday 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

In addition, you can contact the Robyn Hazelrigs in regards to food assistance through the Buckhead Christian Ministry.

Email: [email protected]

 

North Fulton Community Charity Thanksgiving Food Program

Nonprofit organization, North Fulton Community Charities provides a Thanksgiving Food program that serves nearly 500 families with groceries for their holiday meal. Each family receives:

  • Bags of Non-Perishable Groceries
  • One (1) Frozen Turkey
  • Grocery Store Gift Card

Date

Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Monday, November 23, 2020

Address

310 North Point Parkway Circle
Alpharetta, GA 30022

(Old Thomasville furniture store, next to California Pizza Kitchen)

Registration 

You must be qualified and preregistered before the event. 

Click here to register online for Free Thanksgiving Food from NFCC.

To be eligible for the Thanksgiving Food Program, you must meet the following requirements.

Requirements
  • Must live in Fulton County, Georgia
  • Have a NFCC Application on file (with required documentation)
  • Must have completed an annual Interview
  • Have no restrictions of Service
  • Must not be participating in another Holiday Assistance Program
  • Must provide a Valid Photo ID Card

You must register for this event in person at the NFCC Education Center. The address is provided below:

Address

11255 Elkins Road
Roswell, GA 30076

If you are new to the NFCC, you can register for assistance here.

 

James Brown Family Foundation Turkey Giveaway

The James Brown Family Foundation hosts their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Those who attend will receive a free turkey for Thanksgiving.

Date

Monday, November 23, 2020

Time

9:00am-11:00am

Address

James Brown Arena Parking Lot
601 7th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901

Registration 

You must register for this event in advance. Registration can be completed on the following dates at the James Brown Arena (address provided above).

Registration Dates
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 9am-11am
  • Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 9am-11am
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 9am-11am

Participants are instructed to bring the following items with them to registration:

  • A Valid State ID 
  • Proof of Residence (Utility or Power Bill) or Current Signed Lease

Contact Information

For more information on the event, use the contact information provided below.

Phone Number

803-640-2090

Email

[email protected] 

 

CAYA Ministries Thanksgiving Program

CAYA Reconciliation Ministries is hosting their meal bag event, “Hen & Fixings” to support the families in their local community. Registered families will receive a complete Thanksgiving meal bag delivered to them for free. 

The date and time for delivery of the free Thanksgiving meal bag is:

Date

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time

9:00am-2:00pm

Requirements

  • Someone MUST be home to receive the meal bag. Meal bags will NOT be left outside if someone is not home to receive it.
  • Recipients must be residents of Paulding County.
  • You must pre-register to receive a free Thanksgiving Meal bag.
  • Only one registration per household.

Registration 

You must preregister for the meal bag to have one delivered.

Click here to complete your 2020 Hens & Fixings Meal Bag Registration.

The registration deadline for “Hens & Fixings” closes on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Instructions

When the registration page opens, click the “Register” button located on the right-side of the page. When the box pops up, click on the “Register” link at the bottom of the page. Next, fill out all required information. When complete, click on the “Register” button to submit your information. 

Please note: Only one Thanksgiving meal bag registration per household/address is allowed.

Contact Information

For more information on the “Hens & Fixings” program, use the contact information provided below.

Phone Number

770-445-9303

Address

445 Paulding Lane
Dallas, Georgia 30132

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Feeding GA Families Thanksgiving Meal Event

The nonprofit organization, Feeding GA Families is hosting their Thanksgiving meal event for the local community. The event changes every year based on donations. However, typically families will receive a full Thanksgiving meal that can be cooked at home or pre-cooked meat, sides and vegetables.

This event does not require any registration. You must be present to receive a Thanksgiving Food Box.

Date

Monday, November 23, 2020

Time

6:00pm-8:00pm

Address

2514 W Point Ave
Atlanta, GA 30337

To learn more about the Feeding GA Families Thanksgiving Meal Event, visit their website here

 

Creflo Dollar Ministries Free Thanksgiving Meal Day

Creflo Dollar Ministries is hosting an Thanksgiving Feeding Families Event to provide free holiday meals to those in need. The Free Thanksgiving Meal Box is available on November 21st while supplies last.

To learn more, check out the event details below: 

Date

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time

9:00am-12:00pm

Address

World Changers Church International
2500 Burdett Road
College Park, GA 30349

Registration

For more information and to register for the free event, submit your registration online here.

Contact Information

To receive a free Thanksgiving Meal through Creflo Dollar Ministries, please contact them using the information provided below.

Phone Number

(866) 477-7683

 

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The Center for Family Resources Thanksgiving Food Boxes

For over 30 years, The Center for Family Resources has helped low-income Cobb County families during the Thanksgiving holiday. Their “Thanks for Giving” food boxes provide families with ingredients to cook their own Thanksgiving meals, as well as extra food items for breakfast and lunch. 

Items you can expect to receive in your Thanksgiving food box include:

  • $15 Gift Card to Purchase a Turkey
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Vegetables & Fruit
  • Pie Shell
  • Roasting Pan
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Soup
  • Bread or Rolls
  • Canned Meat or Fish
  • Rice, Pasta & Cereal
  • Breakfast Food
  • Peanut Butter

Registration

You must preregister to receive a Thanksgiving meal box. In order to register, you will be required to provide the following information:

Required Registration Documents
  • Government-Issued Photo ID (driver’s license)
  • Social Security Card or Birth Certificate for each person in your Household
  • Verification of all Household Income for the previous four (4) weeks (pay stubs)
  • Verification of Unearned Income (TANF, unemployment, SSI, Child Support, etc.)
  • Explanation for Household members with no Income
  • Proof of Cobb County Residency (lease or mortgage)

Contact Information

To register for a Thanksgiving Food Box, please contact the Center for Family Resources by filling out the online form or use the use the information below.

Address

The Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street NE, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm

Phone Number

770-428-2601

Email

[email protected]

 

GracePointe Community Church Thanksgiving Meal Box

GracePointe Community Church is hosting an Mobile Thanksgiving Meal Box Event for Georgia families in need of holiday food assistance. There is a one box per family limit.

To learn more, check out the event details below: 

Date

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time

11:00am-1:00pm

Address

GracePointe Community Church
311 Oakland Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Registration

To register for a Free Thanksgiving Meal Box, register online here. After that, download and print the registration form for your car during the drive-by Thanksgiving Meal Box pick-up.

Contact Information

To receive a free Thanksgiving Meal Box or for more information, please contact GracePointe Community Church using the information below.

Phone Number

(770) 995-5812

Email

[email protected]

 

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Thy Kingdom has Come Ministries Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Thy Kingdom has Come International Ministries (TKHC) will be serving the community this holiday season. They will be providing free turkeys and all the trimmings to families in need this Thanksgiving.

For more information, check out the event details below.

Date

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time

11:00am-2:00pm

Address

Thy Kingdom Has Come Ministries
6025 Mableton Parkway
Mableton, GA 30126

Registration

To receive a free turkey and trimmings you must register at the TKHC Welcome Table or register online here.

Email

 

Second Harvest of South Georgia Thanksgiving for Thousands

The Second Harvest of South Georgia annual Thanksgiving for Thousands event has added a second distribution for the first time ever. For just five dollars ($5.00), families will receive a box with 20lbs of food that will feed a family of four (4) for a week. 

All details regarding the Thanksgiving for Thousands event are provided below.

Date

TBD

Website

TBD

 

FOCUS Thanksgiving Food Program

For the past 29 years, FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians United in Service) has distributed Thanksgiving groceries to Harris County residents who cannot afford a traditional holiday meal. This year, nearly 400 families are expected to receive food through the program. 

Registration

You must register for this program in advance to receive assistance. All the details regarding registration have been provided below.

Registration Dates

TBD

Registration Time

TBD

Location

232 Hamilton Square St
Hamilton, GA 31811
(across from the Holmes Pharmacy)

Thanksgiving Food Pick-Up

Once you have successfully registered for the Thanksgiving Food Program, you will need to pick up your holiday groceries at the Harris County Community Center. 

We’ve included all the pick-up details below:

Date

TBD

Time

TBD

Address

Harris County Community Center
7509 GA Hwy 116
Hamilton, GA 31811

**Applicants who are home bound may be able to have their Thanksgiving groceries delivered to them. Please contact FOCUS by calling 706-628-9955 for more information. 

Additional Thanksgiving Assistance Organizations

The following organizations are providing Thanksgiving assistance to Georgia residents. For more information on the Thanksgiving food assistance, please contact them directly.

Angel Food Ministries Free Holiday Meals

Angel Food Ministries is offering their annual holiday food assistance to pre-registered families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. To register online, click here.

Atlanta Community Food Bank Holiday Food Pantry

The Atlanta Community Food Bank hosts multiple free holiday food pantry events all over the state. Visit their website to learn more.

 

Free Food Banks in Georgia

If you are facing hunger and are struggling to meet your basic needs, there is help available to you any time of the year. Georgia 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 Georgia. To find a free food bank near you, check out our complete Georgia Food Bank list here

Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Georgia

We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Georgia this year was helpful. We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinner in Georgia are announced.

Stay tuned to our iGeorgia blog because we will be releasing our list of Christmas Assistance Programs in Georgia for 2020 very soon!

UPDATED: Check out our List of Free Christmas Assistance in Georgia for 2019 here! We will have our new 2020 version out soon!

The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Georgia. Our goal is to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.

With that said, we would love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments if you found this information helpful and would more articles like this!

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