Locations Offering FREE Thanksgiving Meals In The Northland – Our Top Picks
Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving Day is not only a day to give thanks for what you have been blessed, it’s traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. There are several area churches and organizations that are providing a FREE Thanksgiving meal to those in need.
Blessed Sacrament Church and St. James Episcopal Church use to provide FREE Thanksgiving meals separately. Realizing they ultimately had the same goal in mind, they decided to combine their efforts and maximize their volunteers. This FREE dinner is offered from 11:45a-2p. Delivery to home-bound persons is available by calling Judy, Monday-Friday, 9a-12p at 1.218.263.5764 or 1.218.262.5513.
A few years ago, the local Salvation Army delivered Thanksgiving Baskets. As the need grew, the community of Cloquet connected with the Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Duluth and created a satellite location to fill the need, fulfilling a vision that had been desired for quite some time. The buffet will be available in Cloquet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church. Home-bound residents in Cloquet and the surrounding area who would like to request home-delivered meals are invited to call 218.879.9238.
Turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be provided FREE of charge, serving an estimated 4,200 meals at the DECC and 1,000 meals to home-bound residents who are in need or would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Everyone is welcome. It will be held on Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.