- Nov 24 - 28 2021
- 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Community Event
Grandma’s Hands Thanksgiving Community Event
What: Soul food restaurant Grandma’s Hands is giving away hot meals for Thanksgiving. The event will also have music. Meals and groceries will also be delivered to those in need throughout Oakland. Registration for the event is available online.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 24th from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 7633 MacArthur Blvd. (near 77th Avenue), Oakland
THURSDAY Thanksgiving 11/25:
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church (UMC) Thanksgiving Dinner
What: The Lake Merritt UMC will be giving away hot Thanksgiving meals to the community.
When: Thursday, Nov. 25th. from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
Donate/Volunteer: To volunteer for the Lake Merritt UMC Thanksgiving Dinner, please fill out this
form. Donations are accepted online.
What: Two Star Market will be giving away hot Thanksgiving meals to the community.
When: Thursday, Nov. 25th at 1 p.m.
Where: 2020 MacArthur Blvd. (near Dimond Avenue), Oakland
Volunteer/donate: Fill out this form to volunteer. College Avenue Presbyterian Church Providing a to-go meal on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am-12 pm at 5951 College Avenue,
Sign up ahead of time at The Giving Heart’s signup on its website, www.thegivingheart.org
Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center is offering
carry-out meals and curbside pick up again this year because of the pandemic.
To-go meals will be given to visitors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at the convention
center entrance at 5th and Marshall streets. Meals are first come, first served, with a limit of two
meals per person. Details: www.thegivingheart.org or (804) 749-4726.
Meals for curbside pickup will be available at specially marked places outside the convention
center at specific times – 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1 p.m. The curbside distribution is limited
to six meals per person through.
Black Pride RVA, UGRC, Minority Vets and Diversity Richmond are hosting a free hot
Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, in the Diversity Richmond event
hall, 1407 Sherwood Ave. in North Side.
People may sit and enjoy dining in or pick up food to carry home.
Details: diversityrichmond.org or (804) 622-4646.
Friday, Nov. 26th
Bay Area Rescue Mission (200 MacDonald Avenue – meals offsite; 123 MacDonald Ave. (food
pickup) Richmond) – Breakfast (6-6:45am); Lunch (12-1pm); Dinner (5-5:30pm) -Ongoing
What: The Berkeley Food Pantry is open to all Albany and Berkeley residents in need of food.
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2-4 p.m. for walk-ups and appointments, Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays 1-3 p.m and Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m. for home deliveries. Please
note, the pantry will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Friday, Nov. 26. For updated
hours, please visit the website.
Where: 1600 Sacramento St. (near Cedar Street), Berkeley
Volunteer/Donate: To learn more about volunteering at the food pantry, visit the website. You
may donate to the Food Pantry online.
Berkeley Food Network Pantry
What: The Berkeley Food Network Pantry is open to all Albany and Berkeley residents in need
of food.When: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Monday and Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday
10 a.m. to noon. Please note, the pantry will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 27. For updated hours, please visit the website.
Where: 1925 Ninth St. (near University Avenue), Berkeley
Volunteer/Donate: Fill out this form to volunteer at the food pantry. You may donate to the Food
Network Pantry here.
St. Vincent de Paul – Oakland – 675 23rd Street (Dining Room), Oakland, CA 94612 | 510 638
7600 Dining Room
Free hot lunch served Tuesday through Saturday, 10:45am to 12:45pm.
Mother Brown’s Kitchen – 2111 Jennings Street – San Francisco
To go meals (dining room is closed)
Breakfast: 7AM – 9AM
Dinner: 5PM – 7PM
St. Anthony’s San Francisco Dining Room – 121 Golden Gate Ave. (cross street @ Jonest St.)
10:00am to 1:30pm – Open to everyone, including seniors and families with children.