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Free Thanksgiving Meals in Erie County 2020

Thursday Nov 12th, 2020

This Thanksgiving, hundreds in Erie County will be in need of a warm and welcoming place that can provide a meal. The power of United Way's 211 Helpline lies in connecting people in need with resources and services free and confidentially 24/7/365.
A list of free Thanksgiving meals in Erie County is available by going to United Way's 211 website,, or simply #dial211 for referrals. Download a copy of this list here.


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

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