We have rounded up a list of confirmed places to enjoy a free meal on Thanksgiving as well as ways to volunteer. All meals will be served takeout-style due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Please check with the organizations listed to find out what types of food they will be serving.
Blanchet House does not serve meals on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day so that our shelter residents who work in the kitchen can enjoy a day of rest. We do have volunteer opportunities that you can do from home on Thanksgiving. See below.
Portland Rescue Mission
Meal Time: 6 pm, Thursday
111 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
A traditional meal is also served on the Weds. night before Thanksgiving.
Meal Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2349 SE Ankeny St.
One plate per person. First come, first served. Fried turkey, collard greens, potato salad, rice, roll, and a drink.
Union Gospel Mission
Meal Time: 10 am, Thursday
3 NW 3rd Ave
A traditional meal will be served to-go on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities
You can volunteer from home by doing one of the following meaningful activities.
Assemble Care Kits
Pack care kits containing essential survival items like socks, toiletries, rain ponchos, and snacks.
Drop Off Hours
Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat*, at 310 NW Glisan St. from 8 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m. *We are closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Pull up to our entrance, knock on the door to get our attention, and a staff member will retrieve your donation from the car. If you’d like a donation receipt, we can provide one. You can also call us at 503-241-4340 or email email@example.com.