Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida (2022 Guide)

The holidays are a financially stressful time for many Florida households, but even more so this year due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, a record number of Florida households are facing food insecurity this holiday season. For those who are barely meeting their basic needs, the holiday season is a harsh reminder of how little support is provided to low-income households. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs and organizations that offer free Thanksgiving dinner in Florida.

To help relieve some of your holiday stress, we have put together a list of all the organizations and programs offering holiday food assistance and free Thanksgiving dinner in Florida.

To qualify for the Thanksgiving Food Assistance Programs you must be a low-income, a Florida resident and meet the organization’s requirements.

For a list of all the Free Thanksgiving Food Assistance available in Florida including registration and contact information, continue reading below.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Turkeys in Florida for 2022

Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida for 2022

Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida for 2022.

We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements, date, time and location information.

2022 Free Turkey Giveaway in Florida

Pendas Law Free Turkey Giveaway 2022

Pendas Law Firm is hosting their 14th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in Miami, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando. All turkeys are given out on a first come, first served basis.

Information on the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway is below:

Miami Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

Time: 8:30am

Location: 

Kiwanis of Little Havana
1400 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135

 

Fort Myers Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022

Time: 10:00am

Location: 

4244 Evans Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

Jacksonville Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Monday, November 21, 2022

Time: 8:30am

Location: 

3250 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

 

Tampa Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Monday, November 21, 2022

Time: 8:30am

Location:

816 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33603

 

Orlando Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Time: 8:30am

Location:

625 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

 

Spirit of Joy Ministries Thanksgiving Food Basket

The Spirit of Joy Ministries in Orange County, Florida will be distributing Thanksgiving food baskets at their walk-up event.

Details are provided below:

Event Date & Time

Thursday, November 17, 2022 & Friday, November 18, 2022
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Location

8310 Forest City Road
Orlando, FL 32817

 

2022 Free Turkey Giveaway - Oakland Park, FL

Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway for the Special Needs Community

ASC Caring Hearts is hosting their 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway for individuals with special needs. Their goal for 2022 is to feed 150 families for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration is required for this event.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
10:00AM – 1:00PM

Event Location

2800 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Oakland Park, FL 33311

Event Registration

Register Online here.

 

Heart of Florida United Way Thanksgiving Meal Project

The United Way’s Thanksgiving Project is a community-wide food drive to provide a full holiday meal to those in need.

Event Date & Time

November 14, 2022 – November 19, 2022
10:00am – 4:00pm

Event Registration

Call the Heart of Florida United Way for more information: 407-835-0900

 

Free Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway - Orlando, FL

Free Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway

Faith Assembly is hosting their annual Reach Thanksgiving event in an effort to reach local community members one bag of groceries at a time.

There will be free Thanksgiving groceries (while supplies lasts), interactive Kids Zone, haircuts, family portraits, and free food.

Open to our Faith family as well as our local community, we ask that you register in advance.

You must pre-register for this event.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
10:00AM – 1:00PM

Event Location

Faith Assembly
9307 Curry Ford Road, Suite B
Orlando, FL 32825

Event Registration

Register Online here.

 

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties ThanksGiveAway

The United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties hosts their 3nd Annual ThanksGiveAway food distribution event for 2022.

Lake County and Sumter County residents in need of food before this Thanksgiving Holiday are encouraged to participate in the drive-thru event.

Date: 2022 TBA

Time: TBA

Location: 

LSSC Leesburg Campus
9501 U.S. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Florida

Operation Hope Thanksgiving Turkey Program

Operation Hope hosts their annual “Turkey Giveaway” with all the trimmings again this 2022 holiday season. The Thanksgiving Turkey event will feature games, food vendors, and entertainment to help make the day special. 

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Time: Gates open at 11am

Location:

12285 CR 512
Fellsmere, FL 32948

 

Team Feed Flagler Thanksgiving Event for 2022

The 14th Annual Team Feed Flagler event where local churches and organizations work together to give local families a Thanksgiving meal at home.

There are four meal sites available for the 2022 hot meal offerings. 

Please note that reservations are required. Please call the church office no later than Monday, November 21st to reserve your spot at 386-445-1600.

See the details below:

Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Time: 3pm – 6pm

 

Hammock Baptist Church

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Time: 3pm – 6pm

 

First United Methodist Church of Bunnell

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022

Time: 11am – 2pm

 

Palm Coast United Methodist Church (take-out only)

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022

Time: 11am – 2pm

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway - Miramar, FL

2022 BBOT’s Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

The BBOT is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box giveaway for the South Florida community. All meal boxes are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Each meal box will include a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all the traditional fixings.

Registration is required to receive your box.

Get all the details below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
11:00am – 12:00pm

Event Location

St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church
2000 South State Road 7
Miramar, FL 33023

Event Registration

Registration is required. Please register online here.

For more information, please email [email protected].

 

VOUS Thanksgiving Bash & Turkey Giveaway

Join VOUS at their annual Thanksgiving Bash and turkey giveaway. The Thanksgiving Bash is a fun-filled day hosted in honor of families in our local community. Guests will receive a Meal Kit filled with items to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey!

Meal Kits include an assortment of items such as rice, cornbread mix, mashed potatoes & gravy, cake mix, and more.

Meal Kits and turkeys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Each family will receive one voucher.

Get all the details below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
11:00am – 1:00pm

Event Location

1350 Northwest 50th Street
Miami, FL 33142

Event Registration

Register online here

Florida Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2022

CPF Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

Join the City Permit Foundation (CPF) for their annual Turkey Dinner giveaway at Elizabeth Virrick Park in Coconut Grove.

The City Permit Foundation will be giving away 100 turkey meals to 100 families!

Dinners will include turkey, cranberry sauce, corn, and traditional sides.

Registration is required as dinners will be first come, first serve.

Only one ticket is permitted per family. Tickets are free, but limited.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
4:00PM – 6:00PM

Event Location

Elizabeth Virrick Park
3255 Plaza Street
Miami, FL 33133

Event Registration

Register Online here.

 

Free Tampa Family Thanksgiving Basket Drive-Thru Giveaway

SOAR First Tampa is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Family Basket Drive-Thru Giveaway.

This event will provide family baskets with a turkey and all the fixings for a great family meal and holiday experience.

Event registration is required to ensure as many families can be helped as possible.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
9:00AM – 11:00 AM

Event Location

Middleton High School
4801 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33610

Event Registration

Register Online here.

 

Free Turkey Giveaway and Food Distribution - Miramar, Florida

Miramar Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway and Food Distribution

Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne invite Miramar residents to a Drive-Thru Thanksgiving Giveaway and Food Distribution at the Miramar Multi Service Complex.

All turkey and food items will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

This event applies to Miramar residents only. Only one turkey per household.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
11:00 AM

Event Location

Miramar Multi-Service Complex
6700 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33023

Event Registration

Register Online here.

 

Free Thanksgiving Meal Drive-Thru Giveaway

Tiaras Girls is hosting their free Thanksgiving Meal and Turkey Giveaway for 2022.

They are giving away 150 free meals for the unemployed, newly immigrant families, single parents and elderly.

This is a drive-thru event, so they will place the meal directly in your trunk.

All meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
9:00AM – 11:00AM

Event Location

El Buen Samaritano
25795 Southwest 137th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33032

Event Registration

Register Online here.

 

Project Turkey Love - Free Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway - Miami, FL

Project Turkey Love – FREE Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

Vive City Chapel has partnered with RAVA CARES in a community project called Project Turkey Love.

Their mission is to provide a free Thanksgiving meal to underprivileged, low-income, unemployed, and single-parent homes.

They will be distributing all free Thanksgiving meals on a first come, first served basis.

Please find event and registration information below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, November 19, 2022
9:00AM – 11:00AM

Event Location

Vive City Chapel
15651 NW 6th Avenue
Miami, FL 33169

Event Registration

Register Online here.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida

Holiday Food Assistance in Florida

We hope this guide on the programs and organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinner in Florida this year was helpful to you. We will continue to update this post as more programs for free Thanksgiving dinner in Florida are announced.

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In the meantime, be sure to check out our other articles:

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