Thanksgiving Day is supposed to be a time when families get together and share a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. However, what are you supposed to do if you’re a struggling college student who couldn’t afford to go home or isn't close to your family?
We've listed several places near Hocking College that are opening their doors to the community and offering free Thanksgiving meals today and this weekend.
Thursday, November 22
- Thanksgiving Day Dinner | 11AM
House of Grace (2960 Maysville Pike — Zanesville, OH)
Phone: (740) 297-7990
Join the House of Grace for Thanksgiving Dinner. They'll also deliver to folks in need of Thanksgiving dinner.
- Salvation Army Thanksgiving Day Dinner | 11:30AM
Parkersburg Salvation Army (570 5th St. — Parkersburg, WV)
Phone: (304) 485-4529
The Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day dinner in Parkersburg. The event will run until the food runs out or when people stop showing up. The dinner is open to everyone.
- First Christian Church Community Dinner | 12PM
First Christian Church (1400 Washington Ave — Parkersburg, WV)
Phone: (304) 485-5253
For the 11th year in a row, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Parkersburg will be holding its community Thanksgiving dinner at the church. The event will run until the food runs out.
- Norwood Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner | 12PM
Norwood United Methodist Church (23 Colegate Drive — Marietta, OH)
Phone: (740) 374-5606
All are invited to the annual free community Thanksgiving dinner to be held on Thanksgiving Day. Those attending are asked to bring a dish if possible. To reserve a dinner or to have a dinner delivered, call the church at the number above.
- 6th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner | 3PM
The Max Bar & Grill (922 W Hunter St — Logan, OH)
Phone: (740) 385-1819
Every year the Max Bar & Grill host a free Thanksgiving dinner and everyone is welcome. Come enjoy a meal and all are welcome to invite their friends and family.
- Rainbow Thanksgiving | 5:30PM
Ohio University LGBT Center (18 N College St. — Athens, OH)
Phone: (740) 593-7301
Join the Ohio University LGBT Center and United Campus Ministry for their 4th annual Rainbow Thanksgiving. This dinner is open to all, especially those unable to go home during Thanksgiving break.
Sunday, November 25
- Hope Acts Thanksgiving Dinner | 5PM
Hope Acts (200 W Main St. — New Straitsville, OH)
Phone: (740) 605-6130
All are invited to attend this free dinner. Please RSVP through Facebook Messenger if you're able to join and how many will be in your group.