Thanksgiving Meal Options: Pantries and Meals
Date: 11/27/2014 thru 11/27/2014
If you or someone you know needs a warm meal this Thanksgiving, see the list below of Pantries and Community Meals around Orange County:
1. Abrazar, Inc.
7101 Wyoming St. Westminster, CA 92683 714-893-3581 Food Distribution: Friday 9:00am-12:00 pm
2. Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St. Anaheim, CA 92805 714-765-4500 Food Distribution: Call Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00pm
3. EV Free Fullerton (Good Samaritan Center)
2801 Brea Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92835 714-529-5544 Food Distribution: Monday-Friday 4:15 pm-5:15 pm Community referral available on Thursdays
4. Family Assistance Ministries
929 Calle Negocio, Ste. G San Clemente, CA 92673 949-492-8477 Food Distribution: Mondays 9:00am-6:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
5. Families Forward
9221 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA 92618 949-552-2727 Families Forward provides bags of food, school supplies, career counseling. Call for information and food distribution dates.
6. Friendly Center
147 W. Rose Ave. Orange, CA 92867 714-771-5300 Friendly Center provides food box, tutoring for youth, senior services, family counseling, housing. Call for more information and food distribution dates.
7. Fullerton Interfaith Emergency
611 S. Ford Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832 714-738-0255 Food Distribution: Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
8. Knott Avenue Church
315 S. Knott Ave. Anaheim, CA 92804 714-527-5195 Distribution: Monday and Thursday 1:30pm to 3:30 pm Community referrals available on Thursdays during the food distribution.
9. Main Place Christian Fellowship
1631 El Camino Real, Apt. 1 Tustin, CA 92780 714-505-1734 1190 N. Tustin St. Orange, CA 714-744-4263 Both sites: Call for food distribution dates and times.
10. The Gary Center
341 S. Hillcrest St. La Habra, CA 90631 562-691-3263 Food Distribution: Friday, 9:00am to 11:00am. Call for info on how to qualify.
11. The Neighborhood Church
2147 Oak Street Santa Ana, CA 92705 Wed, 12pm 714-545-1095 Monday and Thursday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Community referrals available on Thursdays during the food distribution.
12. Share Our Selves (SOS)
1550 Superior Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949-642-3451. SOS provides food boxes, emergency funds, clothing and counseling. Call for more info on and food distribution dates.
13. Southwest Community Center (SMEDA)
1601 W. 2nd Street Santa Ana, CA 92703
Food Bag Distribution: Monday & Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00pm; Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 am Food Bags (Every 2 Months) Senior Citizens “Brown Bags” (Every Month) Homeless Food Bags (Every 2 Weeks) Saturday Fruit/Vegetables Bags (Every 2 Weeks)
14. Tustin Family Youth Center
14722 Newport Ave. Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-3370
15. Tustin Family Senior Center
200 S. C Street Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-3340 Both sites: Food Distribution third Tuesday of every month 1:00-2:00 pm Community referrals available during distribution
16. Yorba Linda Friends Church
5211 Lakeview Ave. Yorba Linda, CA 92886 714-777-2875. Available for walk-ups Mondays night, 7:00pm-8:45pm, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday 7:30pm-8:30pm for families in crisis.
1. Someone Cares
720 W. 19th Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Hot meal served every day, no eligibility requirement. Opens at 12:30, lunch served from 1-4pm daily.
2. Southwest Community Center (SMEDA)
1601 W. 2nd Street Santa Ana, CA 92703. Hot meals: Breakfast Monday-Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Lunch: Monday-Saturday 12: noon; Sunday: 1:00pm Dinner: Saturday: 4:00 pm.
3. Saint Joachim Catholic Church Nevin Hall
1964 Orange Avenue Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 Charity phone number is 949-574-7400. The charity and its partners provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to those in need. They may also have referrals or information on other holiday or Christmas programs that operate in Orange County.
4. Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive Irvine, California, 92603. 949-769-8100. This is a Christian Church that provides support services and a holiday meal. Children may receive a small, free toy or gift too. Low income families, the homeless, and poor are priority. The location also provides a free Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. Activities and crafts will be available for children from low income families as well.
5. Crime Survivors, Inc.
PO Box 54552 Irvine, CA, 92619. 949-872-7895.
The only aid offered is for crime victims, survivors and their families. The non-profit may offer gift baskets and a holiday event.
6. Friendly Center, Inc.
147 West Rose Avenue Orange, CA, 92867. Call 714-771-5300 for details. The location offers free Christmas Food Baskets and Toys. Assistance is for unaccompanied adults, families with young children, senior citizens. The site may also have toys, holiday presents, and more for low income families with children.
7. Mary's Kitchen
517 West Struck Avenue Orange, CA, 92867. Call 714-633-0444. Offers a free hot meal on Christmas and Thanksgiving to anyone in need.
8. Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
720 West Nineteenth Street Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 The site provides a hot, free Christmas meal to Costa Mesa residents. In addition, it provides free toys and Santa Claus appearance to Costa Mesa residents and young children.
9. Costa Mesa Community Center
1845 Park Avenue Costa Mesa, CA, 92627. This location holds holiday and Christmas events. It can be free food, groceries, toys, and holiday events. Many young children and infants benefit.
10. The Salvation Army Southern California
1515 West North Street Anaheim, 92801. Call 714-783-2344. The center provides Christmas food vouchers and gifts to families with children. Programs include Angel Tree and Adopt a Family for Orange County families. Additional social and family services may be offered.
11. Garden Grove 7th Day Adventist Community Service Center
12702 Ninth Street Garden Grove, CA, 92840 Telephone - 714-534-4376. The non-profit only provides services to the immediate community of Garden Grove and some surrounding areas. They offer food, free clothing and hygiene supplies at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
12. American Family Housing
8200 Westminster Boulevard Westminster, CA. Call the location at 714-897-3221. The charity organization provides a community Thanksgiving dinner.