List of free Thanksgiving meals around Erie County

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Places around Erie County are offering free meals for those in need this Thanksgiving.

Below is a list of free meals being offered around the county:

  • 3rd Annual Waterford Community “Free” Thanksgiving Dinner
    • Kim’s Waterford Diner- 132 High Street Waterford, PA
    • Thursday, Nov. 26
    • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 814.796.6325
    • Limited seating available. Sit Down and takeout meals will be available this year.
  • Elks Lodge #67 put together Thanksgiving dinner boxes for veterans in need
    • Meal boxes are being distributed Thursday, Nov. 19 at the VA Hospital on 38th Street
  • Calamari’s Squid Row
    • 1317 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
    • Thursday, November 26
    • 10:30am to 1:30pm
    • Phone: 814-459-4276
    • Takeout only
  • Community of Caring
    • 245 East 8th Street, Erie, PA 16503
    • Wednesday, November 18
    • 11:30am to 1:00pm
    • Phone: 814-456-6661
    • Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Dominick’s Diner
    • 123 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16501
    • Thursday, November 26
    • 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Phone: 814-456-6891
    • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Emmaus Ministries
    • 218 East 11th Street, Erie, PA 16503
    • Thursday, November 19
    • 3:30pm – 5:30pm
    • Phone: 814-459-8754
    • Takeout only
  • Erie City Mission
    • 1017 French Street, Erie, PA 16501
    • Monday, November 23
    • 9:00am until supplies run out
    • Phone: 814-452-4421
    • Turkeys and Thanksgiving Bags available (Takeout)
  • Gannon University & Sisters of Saint Joseph
    • Order placement by phone: Wednesday, November 18
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Phone: 814-836-4198
    • Thanksgiving Day Dinner (delivery only) to hungry, lonely, and homebound.
  • Mercy Center for Women
    • Mother Teresa Academy
    • 160 West 11th under the Saints Canopy
    • Thursday, November 26 at 11:30am
    • Phone: 814-455-4577
  • Drive-thru Thanksgiving dinner distribution at Praise Cathedral Church of God in North East
    • 5335 PA-89, North East, PA 16428
    • For seniors in the community 55 and older
    • (814) 725-8767
  • Thanksgiving Meal and Blessing Bag Distribution Park United Methodist Church
    • 30 North Lake Street, North East, PA 16428
    • Thursday, November 26
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm
    • Phone: 814-725-4105
      Reservations are required
  • Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) Neighborhood Network
    • 453 West 16th Street, Erie, PA
    • Monday, November 23 at 5:00pm
    • Phone: 814-454-7814
    • Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Waterford Pizza and More
    • 132 High Street, Waterford, PA 16441
    • Thursday, November 26
    • 11:00am to 2:00pm
    • Phone: 814-796-0200
    • Thanksgiving Day meal served at Kim’s Waterford Diner (Take-out, curbside, limited seating)
  • YMCA of Greater Erie – Downtown Branch
    • 31 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501
    • Thursday, November 26
    • 8:00am to 10:00am
    • Phone: 814-452-3261
    • Thanksgiving Day Breakfast from the Y’s Food + Fun Bus in the parking lot

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