Free public Thanksgiving feasts planned on Peninsula

Free community feasts are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula on Thanksgiving Day and on days leading up to the annual holiday.

On Wednesday — Thanksgiving Eve — there will be three community-wide free feasts, one in Port Angeles, one in Port Townsend and one in Brinnon.


Salvation Army

PORT ANGELES — The Salvation Army will serve a free community meal from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The meal will be at the soup kitchen building, 123 S. Peabody St.

Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, turkey, green beans and pie will be served.

Last year, the Salvation Army fed about 180 people at its Thanksgiving Eve feast.

Volunteers are welcome.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to call Jessica Guthrie at 360-452-7679.

St. Paul’s Church

PORT TOWNSEND — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The free dinner, now in its 11th year, will be served in the parish hall, 1020 Jefferson St.

Meat eaters, as well as vegans and vegetarians, can partake in a traditional hot meal with homemade desserts and conversation at this community-wide event.

The dinner is made possible by parishioners and community members who donate food, cash and their time, according to a press release.

St. Paul’s usually offers its “Just Soup” lunch service Wednesdays, but the full meal will replace the lunch service.

For more information, call 360-385-0770 or email [email protected].

Brinnon Community

BRINNON — A free Thanksgiving community dinner is planned from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The dinner will be at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share, reservations are not required.

For more information, call the center at 360-796-4350.


Tri-Area Community

CHIMACUM — A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The free dinner will be at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

Homebound residents may call 360-605-0300 to put their name on the home delivery list.

Volunteers can call 360-605-0300 or email [email protected].

Trinity United Methodist

SEQUIM — A traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner will be served at 4 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Reservations are required to ensure enough food is prepared.

To place a reservation, call the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, or email [email protected].

The free dinner is part of Trinity’s community dinner program.

Dinners normally are served on the last Thursday of each month, but because of other holiday-season activities, there will be no dinner in December.

Hardy’s Market

SEQUIM — Hardy’s Market in Sequim will offer free traditional Thanksgiving meals while supplies last beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday at the market, 10200 Old Olympic Highway.

Meals can be dine-in or takeout, one per person.

Event organizers request that no one come early.

For more information, call 360-582-0240.

Community churches

FORKS — Forks community churches will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meal will be served in the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

For more information or to volunteer, call Laura Lafernz at 360-374-4093.

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