Churches and other area groups are offering free community/Thanksgiving dinners near or on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Here is a list of free meals offered by area organizations and churches.
Fellowship Tabernacle Christian Center, 2139 Market St., Youngstown: The center will host a free Thanksgiving feast from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday for the less fortunate. For information, call 330-559-8428.
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave.: The church will host its 32nd annual free Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A full-course turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and beverage will be served. There will be live entertainment in the sanctuary.
High Pointe Church, 5716 Struthers Road, Lowellville: The church hosts its 15th annual Thanksgiving community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Struthers High School, 111 Euclid Ave.
Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane: The Child Development Center will have its 15th annual Thanksgiving Family Feast at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Children will gather in the multipurpose room for turkey, stuffing and several side dishes. Family members are welcome to attend. Lunch will last about one hour.
New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown: The church will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. No reservations are needed for the dinner at the church, but reservations are required for those who wish delivery to their homes or who need a ride to the building. Call 330-788-1637 until Nov. 20.
North Lima Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave.: The church will host a free community dinner Thanksgiving Day with serving times at 11 a.m., 11:45, and 12:30 p.m. Dinner will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls and butter, vegetables, pie and beverage. Make reservations by Saturday by calling the church at 330-549-2588.
Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St., Salem: Local families, with help from the community, will serve a dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. No reservations are needed for the turkey dinner with all the trimmings at the memorial building, but reservations are required for those who wish delivery to their homes or who need a ride to the building. Call 330-337-3728 up until Thanksgiving Day.