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Where to find a free Thanksgiving Day meal on the Midpeninsula

Volunteers, nonprofits ramp up for holiday meal service

This Thanksgiving, thousands of community members will come together in kitchens and dining halls throughout the Midpeninsula, from the Mountain View restaurant owner who opens his doors every year to offer free turkey dinners to the dozens of volunteer kitchen workers who will spend the morning prepping and serving turkey with all the fixings to hundreds of children, families, seniors and homeless individuals.

If you are need, know someone in need or just want to volunteer, here are some local organizations that will be serving free Thanksgiving meals:

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St.

Ristorante Don Giovanni plans to serve more than 1,500 guests during its free Thanksgiving Day meal that the owner hosts every year as a "thank you" to the community. The meal, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes turkey, gravy and all the fixings. Everyone is welcome.

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For more information, call 650-961-9749 or email [email protected]

PALO ALTO

Estelle Chalfin Palo Alto Community Thanksgiving Meal, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St.

LifeMoves and Downtown Streets Team are sponsoring this annual two-day community feast. Traditional Thanksgiving Day meals will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. Leftovers and bag lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Needed: Volunteers for Friday and Thursday meal service; roasted turkeys and other food donations (accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23).

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For volunteer and food donation sign-up lists, go to streetsteam.org/thanksgivingmeal/ or email [email protected]

MENLO PARK

St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Road

St. Anthony's is preparing to serve 1,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.

Needed: All Thanksgiving Day volunteer slots are filled. Volunteers for other year-round meal programs and monetary donations are welcome.

For more information, call 650-365-9664 or go to www.paduadiningroom.com

EAST PALO ALTO

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road

The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) and St. Vincent De Paul will be serving their weekly home-cooked dinner from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Needed: Food, monetary donations and volunteers for year-round programs.

For more information, call 650-323-7781.

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Where to find a free Thanksgiving Day meal on the Midpeninsula

Volunteers, nonprofits ramp up for holiday meal service

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Nov 21, 2016, 4:44 pm

This Thanksgiving, thousands of community members will come together in kitchens and dining halls throughout the Midpeninsula, from the Mountain View restaurant owner who opens his doors every year to offer free turkey dinners to the dozens of volunteer kitchen workers who will spend the morning prepping and serving turkey with all the fixings to hundreds of children, families, seniors and homeless individuals.

If you are need, know someone in need or just want to volunteer, here are some local organizations that will be serving free Thanksgiving meals:

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St.

Ristorante Don Giovanni plans to serve more than 1,500 guests during its free Thanksgiving Day meal that the owner hosts every year as a "thank you" to the community. The meal, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes turkey, gravy and all the fixings. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call 650-961-9749 or email [email protected]

PALO ALTO

Estelle Chalfin Palo Alto Community Thanksgiving Meal, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St.

LifeMoves and Downtown Streets Team are sponsoring this annual two-day community feast. Traditional Thanksgiving Day meals will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. Leftovers and bag lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Needed: Volunteers for Friday and Thursday meal service; roasted turkeys and other food donations (accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23).

For volunteer and food donation sign-up lists, go to streetsteam.org/thanksgivingmeal/ or email [email protected]

MENLO PARK

St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Road

St. Anthony's is preparing to serve 1,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.

Needed: All Thanksgiving Day volunteer slots are filled. Volunteers for other year-round meal programs and monetary donations are welcome.

For more information, call 650-365-9664 or go to www.paduadiningroom.com

EAST PALO ALTO

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road

The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) and St. Vincent De Paul will be serving their weekly home-cooked dinner from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Needed: Food, monetary donations and volunteers for year-round programs.

For more information, call 650-323-7781.

Comments

Doug Pearson
Blossom Valley
on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm
Doug Pearson, Blossom Valley
on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm
9 people like this

Thanks to Ristorante Don Giovanni for serving free Thanksgiving meals once again -- a wonderful tradition.


Bob Lopez
another community
on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm
Bob Lopez, another community
on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm
6 people like this

I live in Sunnyvale and worked at Moffett Field for 24 years. I would like to thank all of the many generous businesses, non-profit, and religious organizations who year after year answer the call of helping feed the multitudes on Thanksgiving Day. Hunger is not limited to Thanksgiving, it is a very real situation to many individuals and families throughout the country.Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


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