Whether looking for a volunteer opportunity or a much-needed meal, there are several free Thanksgiving dinners being offered throughout the Diocese of Toledo.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo compiled the list of dinners, which are detailed below with contact information for each site.
A chalice and host are seen in a Thanksgiving display at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln, Neb. The holiday commemorates the Pilgrim's celebration of a good harvest in 1621. (CNS photo/Cathy Blankenau Bender, Southern Nebraska Register)
Christ the King
4100 Harvest Lane
Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
St. Joan of Arc
5856 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in the school gym.
Augsburg Lutheran Church
1342 W. Sylvania Ave.
Meals can be picked up or delivered after 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. To place an order, call Cindy at 419-704-3114 by Nov. 19.
1375 Sylvania Ave.
Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Corner of Cherry and Summit streets
Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15. Other programs offered are a children's corner, health care and homeless-related services. Bus or van service to the luncheon is available from the M.L.K. Kitchen for the Poor at 10 a.m., Family House at 10:15 a.m., Helping Hands of St. Louis at 10:30 a.m. and the Thomas M. Wernert Center at 10:35 a.m. The meal is sponosred by the City of Toledo Department of Neighborhoods.
Helping Hands of St. Louis
443 Sixth St.
A Thanksgiving lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20.
M.L.K. Center — Kitchen for the Poor
650 Vance St.
Lunch is served from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The center is closed Nov. 22-23.
Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission
1917 Jefferson Ave.
Meals include breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 22 and a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24 following a 5 p.m. chapel service.
Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission Outreach Center
670 Phillips Ave.
Thanksgiving Day dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s Community Center
230 13th St.
Lunch is served from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The center is closed Thanksgiving Day.
Cherry Street Mission
1919 Madison Ave.
Thanksgiving Day meals include breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and football and snacks at 4 p.m. On Nov. 26, dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fremont VFW Hall
204 Birchard Ave.
A free community Thanksgiving dinner is served from noon to 2 p.m.
Norwalk St. Paul
31 Milan Ave.
Dinner is served Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria. For more info, contact Robin, 419-668-1114, or Patti, 419-668-2766.
Sandusky Holy Angels
1603 W. Jefferson
Co-sponsored with Zion Lutheran Church, the meal is served in the Holy Angels school gymnasium from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Carryout dinners are available. Transportation or meal delivery for shut-ins and the disabled can be arranged by calling the parish office, 419-625-3698, before Nov. 21.
Mansfield St. Peter High School
104 W. First St.
Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.