Thanksgiving 2017 Resources

Autumn LeavesWhile we want to wish everyone who is reading this a happy Thanksgiving, we know that Thanksgiving (and the holiday season in general) can be a difficult time for many people, and that there are many reasons to feel ambivalence or have bad feelings about Thanksgiving in particular. Lack of access to food or a place to gather can make that even more difficult for some, and so we've done our best to collect information about what's available in our local area. 
 
Please select "Read more" below for info on free (or pay what you can) Thanksgiving meals around the area.
 
Pittsfield
 
St Stephen’s Church, 67 East Street, Pittsfield
Thursday, November 16th (enter on Allen Street).
No charge, all are welcome.
More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (413) 448-8276
 
Christian Center, South Congregational Church, 110 South St, Pittsfield
Thanksgiving meal at noon. No charge, all are welcome.
Signups for Thanksgiving-day delivery start on October 23rd; call 413-443-2828
 
Springfield
 
Springfield Rescue Mission, 10 Mill Street, Springfield
Wednesday, November 22. No charge, all are welcome.
Breakfast 7AM
Meal Delivery to elderly and disabled 11AM
Dinner 1PM - 5PM
 
Open Pantry Holiday Meal, High School of Commerce, 415 State Street, Springfield
Traditional holiday meal served at 12 noon on Thursday, November 23rd. A traditional holiday meal for anyone in need of a meal, or for those who wish to spend Thanksgiving with others. There are no eligibility requirements. No charge, all are welcome. For more info: http://www.openpantry.org/holiday-meals.php
 
Amherst
 
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
Wednesday, November 22nd, starting at noon, at the Northampton Interfaith Cot Shelter. (Sponsored by the Amherst Survival Center)
 
Northampton
 
Manna Soup Kitchen, 48 Elm St & 297 Main Street, Northampton
Thursday, November 23rd, 12pm - 2pm
Free Thanksgiving meal, with take-out available.
 
North Adams
 
Berkshire Food Project, 134 Main Street, North Adams 
Free meals Monday through Friday, including Thanksgiving Day, 
at the First Congregational Church in North Adams MA. Call (413) 664-7378 for details.
 
Greenfield
 
Post-Thanksgiving Potluck, RLC's Greenfield Center, 20 Chapman Street, Greenfield
Monday, November 27th, 6pm - 8pm
Join the RLC and Recover Project community for a post-Thanksgiving potluck.
Bring a dish to share, if you can (not required!), and enjoy good company.
 
Green River Club House Free Thanksgiving Meal
Thursday, November 23rd, 10am - 2pm
37 Franklin Street, Greenfield
 
Stone Soup and the United Arc Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 23rd, 1pm - 4pm
399 Hope St, Greenfield
Pay-what-you-can Thanksgiving Dinner. For a flyer, click here.
 
People's Pint, 24 Federal Street, Greenfield
Thursday, November 23rd, 12pm to 6pm
Pay what you can (from nothing on up) for a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Any profits go to the Western Mass Food Bank.
 
Salvation Army, 72 Chapman Street, Greenfield
Sunday, November 19th, 4:30pm
 
We will update this list as we here about more Thanksgiving meals in the area, so please check back!