A Tradition of Giving: Thanksgiving Dinners in Your Community

Posted 11/3/2022
couple eating thanksgiving dinner

Looking for help with your Thanksgiving meal this year — and some folks to share it with? You’re not alone.

Communities throughout Maine and New Hampshire are stepping up, with a cornucopia of options for locals in need. Many are excited to announce the return of sit-down gatherings, and many have options for pick up and even home delivery.

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New Hampshire

Hampton
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Rd.
Free grab-and-go dinner with all the fixings.
RSVP: 603-926-2702; Email: [email protected]

Portsmouth
51st Annual Portsmouth Rotary Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas Green Church
Pick up or delivery; no sit-down meal.
RSVP: 603-205-0901; Email: [email protected]

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Maine

Brunswick
Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 12 noon
Berean Baptist Church, 15 Cumberland St.
RSVP by November 20, 207-725-2648

Free Thanksgiving Lunch 
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program 
November 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
12 Tenney Way

Thanksgiving Meal Kits
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program 
November 10 & 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pick up groceries and a gift card for a turkey
12 Tenney Way
FMI: 207-725-2716 ext. 311; Email: [email protected]

Portland
Thanksgiving baskets and meals from Wayside Food Programs.

  • Baskets include a turkey and groceries for side dishes. Pick up at Wayside Warehouse, November 22, 1 to 2 p.m. Reserve by November 16; 207-775-4939.
  • Prepared Thanksgiving meals for pick up, November 24, 10 to 11 a.m. at 10 Congress Square or 135 Walton Street. Reserve by November 16; 207-775-4939.
  • Thanksgiving sit-down meals — no reservation required:
    November 21, 12 to 2 p.m., 202 Woodford St. Portland 
    November 21, 12 to 1 p.m., 409 Cumberland Ave., Portland
    November 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 66 Pembroke Street, Portland 

Norway
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St.
Traditional meal and homemade pies. Delivery available for those who cannot leave home.
RSVP: 207-743-2606

Saco
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Most Holy Trinity Church Hall, 271 Main St.
Turkey dinner with all the fixings, including dessert and beverages. Dine here, take out, or have your meal delivered.
RSVP by 4 p.m., November 21: 207-282-3321

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Scarborough
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wentworth School, 20 Quentin Drive
Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, and apple or pumpkin pie.
RSVP by November 16: www.scarboroughcommunitythanksgiving.org or 207-730-4171.

South Portland
Thanksgiving Baskets
Pick up November 20
South Portland City Hall, 25 Cottage Road
Call to reserve a basket full of Thanksgiving fixings plus a voucher for a turkey from a local grocery store.
RSVP as soon as possible; 207-767-7617

Free Sit-Down Thanksgiving Meal
Wayside Food Programs
November 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
586 Westbrook Street, South Portland
No reservation necessary; for more information call 207-775-4939.

Westbrook
Free Sit-Down Thanksgiving Meal
Wayside Food Programs
November 23, 5 to 7 p.m.
426 Bridge Street, Westbrook
No reservation necessary; for more information call 207-775-4939.