Several organizations throughout the region will be offering warm Thanksgiving meals Thursday.

Some say they’ll have a traditional turkey dinner, while others are taking their own spin on the holiday with things like turkey sandwiches. There will definitely be some homemade treats.

Here’s a handful, though not a complete list, of free meals being offered to the general public. All places listed do not require identification and only one place, Teen Feed, has an age requirement.

Alajawan’s Table Thanksgiving Dinner

The Alajawan Brown Foundation is providing a free meal to go at Talley High School in South Seattle at 7800 S. 132nd St. Meals can be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. and will be delivered directly to people’s vehicles. The only requirement to receive a meal is that you wear a mask. 

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Bread of Life Mission

Bread of Life Mission will offer meals from 2 to 4 p.m. Wearing a mask is required. 


The organization is preparing about 200 meals and will be offering them from its dining-room door at 97 S. Main St. in Seattle.

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Community Lunch on Capitol Hill 

The Community Lunch on Capitol Hill program will serve a turkey-and-fixings lunch to-go outside of All Pilgrims Church on the corner of Broadway and Republican on Capitol Hill, 509 10th Ave. E., from noon to 1 p.m. A vegan option will be provided. 


OSL will distribute meals at Seattle City Hall Park, from 2 to 3 p.m. It expects to serve between 200 to 300 people at the park, located at 450 Third Ave.

The menu includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, chopped salad and pumpkin pies, which were donated by Seattle Seahawks defensive back Ugo Amadi. Hot spiced apple cider will be served and a vegetarian meal option will be offered.

Queen Anne Food Bank 

Queen Anne Food Bank serve its usual sack lunches and coffee, but with a Thanksgiving spin of turkey sandwiches with traditional sides, such as cranberry sauce. 


It will also serve slices of homemade pie baked by a local eighth-grade class. The sack lunches will be handed out from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the organization is expecting between 150 and 200 people. The sack lunches are served from Sacred Heart Parish at 232 Warren Ave. N. Suite B.

Teen Feed – University Congregational United Church of Christ

Young people ages 13-25 can get a warm Thanksgiving dinner at the University Congregational Church of Christ in the University District from 7 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 4515 16th Ave. N.E. 

The food will be packaged to go and folks will be able to get seconds.

For more information about these options and other places offering Thanksgiving meals around the region, visit Washington 211 and search “Thanksgiving meals.”