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Christmas Day Free Meal Providers

There are several places in Portland that are offering FREE hot meals on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Please note that Blanchet House does not serve meals on these holidays so that our shelter residents can enjoy a day of rest.

Portland Rescue Mission

111 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

A special Christmas Eve meal will be served on Sunday December 24, 5:45-7pm.

Portland Rescue Mission will be open on both 12/25/23 and 1/1/24 for regular meal services.

  • Breakfast: 7-8 am
  • Dinner: 6-7 pm

Union Gospel Mission

3 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Union Gospel Mission will be open on 12/25/23 for a meal at 10 am. No meals will be served New Year’s Day.

We will update this list as we learn about confirmed meal providers. If you want to be added to our list, please let us know at

How To Volunteer on Christmas

We have many ways for you to help your community, including ways you can volunteer on Christmas Day from your home.

Volunteer to Make Care Kits on Thanksgiving

Make Care Kits

Pack hygiene supplies and more. They will be distributed to guests at Blanchet House. Learn More

Volunteer to Make Sack Lunches on Thanksgiving

Make Sack Lunches

Sign up to donate sack lunches that will be given out on Saturday at Blanchet House. Learn More

Collect or Make Warm Clothing

  • Knit or crochet hats for adults experiencing homelessness.
  • Hold a drive to collect gently used and new adult-sized socks, gloves, beanies, or other cold-weather items.

Learn more about the types of clothing we need and drop-off hours. Email us at with questions or to let us know your plans.

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