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Thursday, 12 December 2019

November 28, 2019 Meal Information

We know that Thanksgiving (and what is typically referred to as "the holiday season" in general) can be a difficult time for many people. For some, it is a time for mourning given the holiday's honest history (click HERE for more). For others, lack of access to food or a place to gather can make this day a particularly difficult, especially as many resources shut down for the day. To that end, we've done our best to collect information about what's available in our local area. If you know of any more options, please do let us know by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Below is what we've been able to gather thus far for 2019. 2018 resources are also listed after 2019 ones, in case they might give you some ideas of where else to look (as we haven't heard back from everyone yet)!
 

PITTSFIELD AREA
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Christian center
193 Robbins Ave. Pittsfield
413-443-2828.
https://christiancenterpittsfield.org/
Serving a shared Thanksgiving dinner at NOON Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, at the center.
Registration is not required to attend dinner at the center.

GREAT BARRINGTON

The Guthrie Center
2 Van Deusenville Road,
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
(413) 528-1955
(*PLEASE CALL AS BUILDING HAS A CAPACITY*)
Thanksgiving day, thursday 28th. Doors opeb at 12:30pm, Mealt at 1pm.


NORTH ADAMS


Berkshire food project:
134 Main Street
First Congregational Church
North Adams MA 01247


 Our tradition is to serve this meal on the MONDAY before Thanksgiving and this year we are offering a lunchtime seating as well as our usual dinner seating.  We hope this makes it possible for everybody who wants to join us to do so - and those who don't like to eat a big meal later in the day, those who don't like to be out after dark, those who want to bring the whole family after school/work... EVERYBODY will find a time that works for them.
Monday, November 25th, 1p-2p
AND 4p - 6p
There is no need to register or sign up


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SPRINGFIELD AREA
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SPRINGFIELD


Open Pantry Holiday Meal
High School of Commerce, 415 State Street
Phone  (413) 737-5354
Traditional holiday meal served at 12 NOON-2pm on Thursday, November 28th
 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

Sweet Ideas Café
1365 Main St, Springfield
(in the rear of The Market Place)
413-885-5772
Wed, Nov 27th, 3-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/sweetideascafe/photos/a.1607103066223280/2417454518521460/?type=3&theater

WEST SPRINGFIELD


Phil Coburn Thanksgiving Dinner, in the gym at St. Thomas School, 12p-2p Thanksgiving day
47 Pine St., West Springfield

HOLYOKE AREA
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CHICOPEE


Knights of Columbus “The Castle”
1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA
Thanksgiving Day, 11/28, from 11am-2pm.
If you have difficulty leaving your home, please call 413-533-3620. Home delivery is available for Chicopee residents only
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AMHERST AREA
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The Immanuel Lutheran Church
867 North Pleasant St.,
Amherst, MA
WEDNESDAY November 27th, 1p-2:30p
https://amherstsurvival.org/
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Amherst, the Not Bread Alone soup kitchen,
First Congregational Church, 165 Main St.
1pm Meal.
Volunteers will begin making the food at 9 a.m. and guests are welcome to come around that time and relax until the meal is served.
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MONSON
Hampton United Methodist Church,
525 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1)
cordially invites the Community to a FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER on Thursday, November 28, at noon. If you arrive a bit early, crudité and coffee will be available. There is plenty of free parking and the building is accessible to all.

If you need to have your dinner delivered (local area only), make arrangements for a ride or require additional information, please contact the church office at 603-926-2702 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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NORTHAMPTON AREA
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Manna Soup Kitchen
Edwards Church,
297 Main Street, Northampton
12p-2p on Thanksgiving day
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GREENFIELD AREA
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Thanksgiving for the People
The People’s Pint
24 Federal St. Greenfield, MA
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
A pay-what-you-can traditional Thanksgiving meal open for all in the community. All are welcome! All profits to benefit The Food Bank.
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Stone Soup Cafe
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Noon-3p
399 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
No reservations needed. Suggested donation $10 as able.
https://www.thestonesoupcafe.org/programs-offerings/thanksgiving-at-the-cafe/
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Living Waters Assembly of God
450 Davis St, Greenfield
413- 773-9506
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Below are resources from 2018.
 
For some info on free (or pay what you can) Thanksgiving meals
around the area, please select "Read More" below
 
Pittsfield:

Christian Center, South Congregational Church, 110 South St, Pittsfield

2018 Sign-up & Pick-up Turkey and “ fixings” by the Thanksgiving Angels. (no meal this year at Church)

1 — Sign up to reserve your turkey at South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield during the following times:

  • Monday, Oct. 22, 9–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, ​1–3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 3–5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 9–11 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29, 9–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, ​1–3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, ​3–5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 9–11 a.m.

2 — Pick up your turkey & fixings:

  • Monday, Nov. 19 from 12–6pm

Springfield:

Open Pantry Holiday Meal, High School of Commerce, 415 State Street

Traditional holiday meal served at 12 noon on Thursday, November 22nd. 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

Sweet Ideas Café, 1365 Main St, Springfield, with Christian Cathedral –

Wed, Nov 21st, 3-7pm, flyer attached

 

 

Northampton

Manna Soup Kitchen , Edwards Church, 297 Main Street, Northampton, Thanksgiving meal at noon on Thanksgiving day

 

North Adams:

 

Berkshire food project: 134 Main Street

Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, stuffing... and other sides... and desserts.  Our tradition is to serve this meal on the MONDAY before Thanksgiving and this year we are offering a lunchtime seating as well as our usual dinner seating.  We hope this makes it possible for everybody who wants to join us to do so - and those who don't like to eat a big meal later in the day, those who don't like to be out after dark, those who want to bring the whole family after school/work... EVERYBODY will find a time that works for them. 

We are serving from 1 - 2 PM on Monday November 19 and then again from 4 - 6 PM that day.  There is no need to register or sign up

 

Greenfield:

People's Pint, 24 Federal Street

Thursday, November 22nd, 12pm to 5pm

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

The Greenfield corps will hold a Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday November 20th from 4:00-6:00pm.

There is a sign-up sheet available at the corps. 413.773.3154

Stone Soup,339 Hope Street

We are having a meal on Thanksgiving this year.  We will serve from noon until 3 pm on Thanksgiving day.  The meal is donation based, suggested donation is $10.00, any amount will be accepted - those who wish to pay for others' meals are welcome to do so.

Amherst:

Amherst Survival Center's Community Thanksgiving Meal

At Immanuel Lutheran Church

867 N. Pleasant St

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Ware:

United Church of Ware

49 Church Street

413-967-9981

Thurs., Nov. 22nd – 12 – 1 p.m. FREE mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings!

Holyoke:

 

Kate’s Kitchen

51 Hamilton Street

Will serve a full turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 1pm

Monson:

 

United Methodist Church – Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11am-2pm Nov 22

162 Main Street

Chicopee:

 

Knights of Columbus, Fairview Council, 1599 Memorial Drive

Full dinner with soup, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and dessert on Thanksgiving.

The Chicopee dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Nov 22 (Thanksgiving Day)

 

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