If your children or family are in need of food during the holiday season, there are a number of organizations providing food within our area.

City of Erie

Saturday, November 11

  • Second Baptist Church, 757 East 26 Street – a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 pm – 4 pm

Sunday, November 19

  • Martin Luther King Center, 312 Chestnut Street – a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 pm to 3 pm

Monday, November 20

  • City Mission, 1023 French Street – distribution of turkeys & Thanksgiving food bags starting at 9 am
  • Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network, St. Paul’s Social Hall, 453 West 16 Street – a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 5 pm

Wednesday, November 22

  • City Mission, 1023 French Street – a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Abundant Life Ministries, 806 Parade Street – a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner from noon – 2 pm

Thursday, November 23 (THANKSGIVING DAY DINNERS)

  • Calamari’s Squid Row, 1317 State Street – a Thanksgiving Day dinner from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Gannon University, Waldron Center, 7th and Peach Streets – a Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 am – 12:30 pm; Also does deliveries to the homebound. Must call in reservations for this service on November 21 only between 9 am to 11 am
  • Dominick’s Restaurant, 123 East 12th Street – a Thanksgiving Day dinner from 1 pm – 4 pm

Venango County

Saturday, November 18

  • Rocky Grove Fire Hall, 29 Shuffstall Street, Franklin – handing out turkeys and Thanksgiving food bags. Delivery available for the elderly by calling 2 weeks ahead: (814) 678-7766
  • St. Patrick’s School in Cenedella Hall, Buffalo Street, Franklin – Pre-Thanksgiving dinner from 11 am – 1 pm. Need to pre-register with the church office at (814) 437-5763

Thursday, November 23 (THANKSGIVING DAY DINNERS)

  • Salvation Army, 737 Elk Street, Franklin – a Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon – 2 pm. Take out also available, and delivery available for shut-ins

McKean County

Wednesday, November 22

  • Friendship Table, 21 East Corydon St, Bradford – a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner from 3 pm to 5 pm

Clearfield County

Thursday, November 23 (THANKSGIVING DAY DINNERS)

  • Clearfield Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 45 Alliance Road, Clearfield – a Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon – 3 pm

Crawford County

Tuesday, November 14

  • St James Church, 112 East Main St, Titusville – a pre-Thanksgiving meal from 11:30 am to 1 pm

Jefferson County

Tuesday, November 14

  • Salvation Army, 229 West Mahoning St, Punxsutawney – a pre-Thanksgiving Meal from 2 pm to 5 pm

Children’s Thanksgiving Meals

Thursday, November 16

  • JF Kennedy Center, 2021 East 20 Street between 5 pm to 7 pm

Monday, November 20

  • Little Italy Kids Café, 462 West 18 St at 4:45 pm