Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida (2021 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.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida [2021 Guide]

Below is a list of all the organizations offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Florida for 2021.

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

Pendas Law Turkey Giveaway

Pendas Law Firm is hosting their 13th 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 19, 2021

Time: 8:30 am

Location: 

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

 

Fort Myers Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Location: 

4244 Evans Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

Jacksonville Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Monday, November 22, 2021

Time: 8:30 am

Location: 

3250 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

 

Tampa Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Monday, November 22, 2021

Time: 8:30 am

Location:

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

 

Orlando Turkey Giveaway 

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 8:30 am

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:

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 and Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 2pm to 4pm

8310 Forest City Road
Orlando, FL 32817

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.

Date: November 15, 2021 – November 20, 2021

Time: 10am to 4pm

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

 

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties ThanksGiveAway

The United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties hosts their 2nd annual ThanksGiveAway food distribution event.

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

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 9:30am

Location: 

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

 

Grace Community Food Pantry Thanksgiving Meal

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

There are three meal sites available for the 2021 hot meal offerings. 

Please note that reservations are required. Please call the church office no later than Monday, November 22nd to reserve your spot at 386-445-1600.

See the details below:

Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Time: 3pm – 6pm

Location: Hammock Baptist Church (take-out only)

 

Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: First United Methodist Church of Bunnell (inside seating and take-out)

 

Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Palm Coast United Methodist Church (take-out only)

 

Operation Hope Thanksgiving Turkey Program

Operation Hope hosts their annual “Turkey Giveaway” with all the trimmings again this 2021 holiday season. Get all the details below.

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Time: 11am

Location:

12285 CR 512
Fellsmere, FL 32948

 

BBOT Thanksgiving Dinner Box

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.

Get all the details below:

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Time: 11am – 12pm

Location:

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

Registration is required. Please register online here.

 

VOUS Thankgiving 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:

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location:

Jose De Diego Middle School
3100 Northwest 5 Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Register online here.

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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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