Thanksgiving Community Events

Check out these Thanksgiving community events happening in the Raleigh NC area.

What is a Thanksgiving Community Event?

Thanksgiving community events were created to provide individuals in the Raleigh NC community an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The goal of these events is to feed the hungry and connect members of the community and build relationships. Thanksgiving meals are not just for the homeless. If you want a good meal and some company think about joining or volunteering at these local events.

These events also give members of the community a chance to volunteer their time and/or donate money to give back to those less fortunate. These events typically occur either on Thanksgiving Day or the week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Community Events in Raleigh NC

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Raleigh Rescue Mission

Thur Nov 25 2021

This Thanksgiving, Raleigh Rescue Mission is partnering with Southeast Raleigh Table to provide Thanksgiving meals to the Raleigh community.

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Daniel Center for Math & Science

Thur Nov 18, 2021 5:30pm

The Daniel Center for Math and Science will be providing 50 turkeys to individuals and families in the Raleigh NC community.

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Sign up to receive a Thanksgiving meal kit here.

Baptist Grove Church

Sat Nov 20, 2021 10a-12p

Times are financially hard for lots of people, but support is available for anyone who is in need of help putting food on the table for the holidays.

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

Thurs Nov 25, 2021 12p-5p

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen is partnering with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on “Plates for the Community.”

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Salvation Army

Nov 16, 18, 23, 2021 1pm

Our food pantry distributes Thanksgiving baskets each holiday so families can enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal for this holiday.

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Feeding America

Thurs Nov 25, 2021

Get to know our Food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, and faith groups offer free Thanksgiving meals. Support is available for anyone who needs help putting food on the table during the holidays.

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Interfaith Food Shuttle

Thurs Nov 25, 2021

Interfaith Food Shuttle supporters provide a reliable source of relief for families like so many in the Raleigh NC community.

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Oak City Cares

Nov 20 & 21, 2021 9a, 12:30p, 3p

On Saturdays and Sundays, Oak City Cares offers three meals at three meal times – 9:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. This phase allows up to 45 people to sit inside at a time. The patio area and picnic pavilion will be open all day. 

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Operation Thanksgiving

Sat Nov 20, 2021 3pm-5pm

Echo Church & MCC-Raleigh are partnering to serve the first 300 families in a DRIVE-THRU Giveaway.

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A Place At The Table

Thurs Nov 25, 2021 8a-11a

A Place At The Table is partnering the Gonza Tacos Y Tequila to provide a Thanksgiving meal for the community.

Thanksgiving Community Events in Wake County NC

Wake County NC encompasses so much more than the city of Raleigh. Here are a few events in the Wake County communities surrounding Raleigh.

Wake Forest, NC

Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry

Wed Nov 24, 2021 10am-1pm

No appointment or referral is necessary. Simply come to Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry during open hours and they will serve you. 

Garner, NC

Angie’s Restaurant

Thurs Nov 25, 2021 11a-2p

Angie’s Restaurant is offering a FREE drive-thru Thanksgiving meal to anyone in the Garner community who needs one on Thanksgiving Day.

Cary, NC

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Sat Nov 20-Sun Nov 21, 2021

The Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project is November 20 & 21. This project has helped thousands of families put food on their table at Thanksgiving and for weeks after.

Holly Springs, NC

Holly Springs Food Cupboard

Thurs Nov 25, 2021 2p-5p

Need food? Food distribution is every Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

Fuquay Varina, NC

Fuquay Varina Emergency Food Pantry

Tues Nov 23, 2021 9a-11:45a

For many who are experiencing difficult times, the Fuquay Varina Emergency Food Pantry is a vital provider of food and personal care items.

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Cary, NC

First United Methodist Church

Sat Nov 20, 2021 11a

First United Methodist Church is offering a hot, drive-thru Thanksgiving meal to the Cary community.

How Can I Help?

All of the initiatives listed above depend on local volunteers and donations to pull off their Thanksgiving community events. Whether giving of your time, money, or tangible items, please consider helping in making these events a success. All relevant information can be found by clicking the links above.

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