THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE
Look further down the page for other counties!

Please do NOT contact organizations outside 
                            of your county!
NO TEMPLE
WITHOUT 
CHANUKAH
Temple Israel
West Bloomfield 
MI

Reaches out to Jewish families in need during Hanukkah.
Money and gifts 
are often given to Jewish children during the celebration.  The
Hanukkah program offers members eight ways to be 
a "shamas"  OR 
"Hanukkah helper"
Members can donate money for gifts, give gift cards, refer a a family, go shopping for the gifts or help wrap presents.  The program makes 
sure to tailor the gifts for the families who are asked what their children specifically need 
or want. 
THANKSGIVING MEALS OR FOOD ONLY 


METRO DETROIT & WAYNE COUNTY


Detroit LIbrary TIP LINE              
Phone: 313-481-1400 
Website: http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/specialservice/tip
Referrals for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties and the website can only be accessed 
from a Detroit library computer.  Call if you don't live near a Detroit library!


UNITED WAY for Southeastern Michigan 
Phone:  Call 2-1-1
Website:  http://volunteer.truist.com/uwsem/org/dir-a-l.html


Joy of Jesus Ministry                           
Administrative Office:
12255 Camden 
P.O. Box 32211
Detroit MI 48213
Phone: 313-839-4747
Email:  joyofjesus@comcast.net
Website:  www.joyofjesus.org
Each year Joy of Jesus reaches out to 100 needy families and provides a Thanksgiving meal with 
a turkey and all the fixings. We also work with "Here’s Life Inner City" (the urban ministry of Campus 
Crusade for Christ) and up to 25 other inner city churches and community organizations to package 
up to 2,000 Thanksgiving meals for Detroit needy families. This is used as an opportunity to reach 
out and witness through Word and deed the good news of Jesus Christ. 


Wings of Love Missionary Baptist Church
17133 John R
Detroit  MI  
Phone: 313-867-7411
Free Thanksgiving Day, 2013 dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m


The Rose Ministry of Church of the New Covenant         
3426 Puritan Ave. 
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-864-6480
Will be offering a free, full-course Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day to anyone in the 
community who is alone or has no other place to go.  The meals will be served 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.
at the church.  Community volunteers are welcome to help seat and serve.  


Inland Waters Pollution Control Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway      
IWPC Headquarters 
4086 Michigan Ave.  (at the intersection of Scotten & Clark)
Detroit MI 
Website:  http://www.inlandpiperehab.com
More than 800 free turkeys will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. TuesdayNovember 26th, 2013.  Those picking up turkeys must be city residents with identification, 
and the giveaway is limited to one turkey per household. 
AND
Don Bosco Hall 
Website:  http://donboscohall.org/contactus/
Don Bosco Hall on Detroit's west side is giving away 800 free turkeys on a first-come, first-serve 
basis Tuesday, November 26th, 2013. It starts at 10 a.m. and those wishing to receive a turkey are 
asked to please bring a photo I.D. Turkeys are only for Detroit residents. The event is sponsored 
by Inland Waters, a Detroit based sewer lining company.


Beacon Baptist Church                 
21721 Northline 
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  734-287-3090
Website:  www.thebeaconbaptist.com
Free PRE-Thanksgiving Dinner that is open & welcome to all!  Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 2013
at 6 p.m.  MUST have reservations either by phone or online; seating is limited.  Reservations
are gone when full or Nov. 14th, whichever is first. 


St. Joseph Catholic Church & St. Vincent dePaul          
2565 Third Street (at the corner of Elm and Third)
Trenton MI 48183 
Phone: 734-676-9082 Anastasia 
Website:  http://stjosephchurchtrenton.catholicweb.com
Each Thanksgiving, residents create dinner baskets that include a full Thanksgiving Day 
meal and also contain items such as plates, tablecloths and centerpieces.


Community Lutheran Church
23984 Gibraltar Road
Flat Rock MI  48134
Phone: 734-782-0563  Call on Wednesdays
Website:  www.clcflatrock.com
Serves Flat Rock and Brownstown residents ONLY.


St. Constance Church         
21555 Kinyon
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  313-291-4050  (Nancy)  please make reservations
Website:  www.parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?ID=1986
Serving turkey and ham on Thanksgiving Day 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.!  Free will donation.


Rockwood First Congregational Church                 
22600 Mather Street
Rockwood MI  48173           2013's date is Wed., Nov. 27th from 6 to 8 p.m.!
Phone: 734-379-3711
Website:  down right now 
Holds an annual Thanksgiving Eve 17th century period dinner and Puritan worship service.  
The dinner and service are free and open to the public. Dinner includes a number of Pilgrim-era 
dishes as well as contemporary dishes.  Members and friends of the congregation will take on 
historic roles to bring the time to life. 


Grosse Ile Rotary & Sacred Heart Parish Family                    
Parish Hall 
21599 Parke Lane 
Grosse Ile  MI 
Phone:  734-676-1378
Join us for a free Thanksgiving Dinner on November 28th, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.!
R.S.V.P. with time and how many guests.  Transportation is available! 


Ball Road Baptist Tabernacle Church
Contact Person:  Alan Richards
7007 Ball Road  (between Middlebelt & Merriman Roads)
Romulus MI  48174
Phone: 734-722-9638
Email:  alanrichards84@yahoo.com
Website:  www.lookingtohelpyou.com 
Thanksgiving dinner being held Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 2013 beginning at 3 p.m.


Plymouth Salvation Army       
9450 S. Main 
Plymouth MI 
Phone:  734-453-5464
Website:   http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Currently accepting applications for Thanksgiving assistance through Wednesday, 
Nov. 20th, 2013.  The Corps plans to feed up to 500 families for Thanksgiving. 


Senior Alliance Holiday Meals  1C
The Senior Alliance
3850 Second Street   Suite 201
Wayne MI  48184
Phone: 734-722-2830  OR  800-815-1112
Email:  info@tsalink.org
Website:  www.thesenioralliance.org
This program provides hot festive meals to homebound seniors age 60 & over OR disabled 
people on Thanksgiving as well as Christmas, Easter and Labor Day (see below).  SAHM 
is supported primarily through private donations. Meals are delivered by volunteers. 
ALSO
Detroit Area Agency on Aging 1A  (SEE BELOW)
1333 Brewery Park Blvd.
Detroit MI  48207
Phone: 313-446-4444
Website:  www.daaa1a.org
(same as above)
ALSO
Area Agency on Aging 1B
29100 Northwestern Hwy.  Suite 400
Southfield MI  48034
Phone: 248-350-2255  OR  800-852-7795
&
39090 Garfield  Suite 102
Clinton Twp. MI  48038
Phone: 586-226-0309  OR  800-852-7795
&
14930 LaPlaisance  Suite 130
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-2012  OR  800-852-7795
&
3941 Research Park Drive   Suite B
Ann Arbor MI  48108
Phone: 734-213-6704  OR  800-852-7795
Website:  www.aaa1b.org
(same as above)


Holiday Meals on Wheels       
Detroit Area Agency on Aging 
Detroit  MI   48207
Phone: 313-445-4444
Website:  
http://www.daaa1a.org/DAAA/Programs+and+Services/
Detroit+Meals+on+Wheels/meals.asp
This program provides meals to homebound seniors on 
Thanksgiving as well as other holidays.  


Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
557 Benton
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-345-9942  Mother Joan Jones
Website:  www.detroit1701.org/GreaterShilohBaptist.html


The Church of the Firstborn
17170 Rockdale
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-533-0664
Email: 


Church of the Messiah     
231 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI  
Phone:  313-567-1158 ext. 0
Fourth annual Thanksgiving event.  All are welcome
to celebrate this festive holiday with us.  Entertainment
will be part of the event.  Free.  Held on Thanksgiving
Day 2012 at 12 p.m.


The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Annual Breakfast
Masonic Temple
500 Temple
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-361-6136  OR  877-725-6424
Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
on Thanksgiving Day
Website:   http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Gloves and hats will be distributed to homeless people.
AND
Dinner is also distributed via the Bed & Bread Truck program


Bishop Murphy Council
Knights of Columbus Hall
22040 Ryan  (south of 9 Mile)
Warren MI  48091
Phone: 586-756-6222
Website:  www.kofc.org


St. Patrick Senior Center
58 Parsons
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-833-7080
Website:  www.stpatseniorcenter.com


Westminister Church of Detroit     
17567 Hubbell (at W. Outer Drive)
Detroit MI  48235
Phone: 313-341-2697 #10  
Website: www.wcodetroit.org
Serving approximately 3,000 persons on Thanksgiving
Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


City Mission        
20405 Schoolcraft
PO Box 231135
Detroit  MI  48223
Phone: 313-541-3531
Email:  Gala@city-mission.org
Website:  www.city-mission.org
Thanksgiving baskets 


Capuchin Soup Kitchen
4390 Conner  (between Mack and Warren)
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-822-8606 ext. 17
AND
Capuchin Services Centers
63333 Medbury
Detroit MI 
Website:  www.cskdetroit.org


Neighborhood Service Organization
Administrative Office:
220 Bagley #1200
Detroit MI  48226
Phone: 313-961-4890
Website: www.nso-mi.org
AND
Thankful Enough to Give Program:
Malcolm X Academy
3350 John C. Lodge Freeway (corner of Third)
Detroit MI 


NOTE:  

Metro Detroiters have their pick of places to go for a free Thanksgiving meal during the week!


South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.
26641 Lawrence 
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
Email: Semii1975@yahoo.com
Website: www.semii1975.org
​Holds a Thanksgiving Day Feast open to anyone who wants to come! 


For the second year, Independence Auto Repair’s Warren location will be serving free hot meals 
for those in need on Thanksgiving Day, 2013 from 10 AM – 3 PM.   Located at 28775 Van Dyke Avenue,
just south of Twelve Mile Road, and with a menu of warm ham, baked potatoes, corn, green beans, 
and other traditional Thanksgiving items, the team from the three Independence locations are excited 
to be able to feed as many people as needed.  For more information about this event, please contact 
Bill Pash at the Warren location at 586-751-4440.  


Those who find Dearborn or Taylor to be more convenient, might want to head over to Leon's 
Family Dining Restaurant.  Free dinners will be available for everyone at the location at 23830 
Michigan Avenue in Dearborn (313-563-3713) and at the restaurant at 8787 Telegraph Road in 
Taylor (313-299-0967). The meals will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 27th , 2013 from 2 p.m.
to 8 p.m.  


Ram's Horn Restaurant at 1990 S.Rochester Road & Hamlin in Rochester Hills,  48301 are holding 
a free Thanksgiving dinner for those needy on Monday, November 25th, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Phone:  248-651-7900  
Website:  http://www.ramshornrestaurants.com 


Romulus House Restaurant will offer a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 27th,
2013 from  4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  It is located at 9110 Wayne Road (corner of Wayne & Wick Roads) in 
Romulus  48174.  734-326-7177  Each year the brothers host the free holiday meal with 2 goals, to 
feed the people who can't afford a nice dinner and to seek donations to benefit the Romulus Goodfellows from those who can.  Phone: 734-326-7177. 



LENAWEE COUNTY

Faith in Action 
603 S. Main 
Chelsea MI  
Phone: 734-475-3305
Website:  www.faithinaction1.org
Faith In Action (FIA) is a community funded, faith based assistance and resource center for those 
who need a helping hand. We serve the area within the Chelsea and Dexter school districts.



MACOMB COUNTY

St. Mark Catholic Church
Good Samaritan Coalition 
4401 Bart Street
Warren MI  48091
Phone: 810-759-3020


Salvation Army-Warren                       
24140 Mound Road
Warren MI 
Phone: 586- 754-7400
AND
Salvation Army-Mt. Clemens
55 Church Street
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: 586-469-6712 
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Serving Thanksgiving dinner at both locations on Wednesday 11/27/2013 at noon.  
Closed on Thanksgiving.


Renaissance Unity                                                                                 
11200  Eleven Mile Road  (just west of Hoover)
Warren  MI  48089
Phone:  586-353-2300
Website:  http://www.renaissanceunity.org
Serving free dinner on Thanksgiving Day, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  with coffee & dessert.


Eighth Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Meal                 
Knights of Columbus
22040 Ryan Road   (South of 9 Mile Road)
Warren  MI  48091
Phone:  586-484-1184  OR  586-431-4884   
Website: http://www.kofc.org/en//index.html       
Free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day 2013 from Noon to 2 p.m. for the first 250 people.   


VFW Post 2358         
25671 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville MI  48066  
Phone:  586-771-0173
Website:  www.vfw.org 
Free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day 2013 at noon.  


Extended Hand Charity      
4130 24 Mile Road
Shelby Twp., MI  48316
Phone: 586-254-3123
Email:  extendedhand@comcast.net
Website:  www.extendedhandcharity.org
Providing Thanksgiving boxes to those in need of help in Macomb county.
See website for more info!


Grace Episcopal Church                       
115 Main  (corner of Main & Church Street)
Mt. Clemens  MI  48043
Phone:  586-465-4573
Website:  http://www.gracemtclemens.org
Serving dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.  


Independence Auto Repair                    
28775 Van Dyke
Warren  MI  4809
Phone:  586-751-4440
For the second year, Independence Auto Repair’s Warren location will be serving free hot meals 
for those in need on Thanksgiving Day, 2013 from 10 AM – 3 PM. Located at 28775 Van Dyke Avenue,
just south of Twelve Mile Road, and with a menu of warm ham, baked potatoes, corn, green beans, 
and other traditional Thanksgiving items, the team from the three Independence locations are excited 
to be able to feed as many people as needed. For more information about this event, please contact 
Bill Pash at the Warren location at 586-751-4440.



MONROE COUNTY

Members of Monroe International Association of Fire Fighters Local 326 will serve Thanksgiving Dinner 
on Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 2013 from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, parish hall.  This tradition 
of Monroe's first responders serving needy families in the Monroe area goes back many years. Last year more than 800 meals were served during a four-hour time frame, and the committee reports they expect 
the attendance will increase this year. Santa Claus will make an appearance.  Anyone in need of a free 
dinner ticket can request one from United Way of Monroe County, office, 216 N. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 
48162. For information, call 734-242-1331.  (Meals are served on the hour beginning at 3 p.m.)


A Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 at Cozy Corner Coney Island Diner, 2020 S. Custer Rd., Monroe. The menu includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes 
and sides. This dinner is meant for those in need, and will be provided free of charge. Donations are appreciated.


The Ash-Carleton Goodfellows have announced sign-up details for their Thanksgiving basket project.
All applications are due Nov. 4, 2014 and this assistance program is limited to residents of Ash Township 
or Village of Carleton. The distribution date is Nov. 18, 2014. “Proper ID” will be requested at pickup time.
For information, call Glenna at 734-819-4801.


Monroe Alliance Church        
3975 S. Custer Road
Monroe MI 
Phone:  734-241-7711
Email:  office@monroealliance.org
Website:  www.monroealliance.org 
A Community Thanksgiving Service for Monroe will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24th, 2013.  


The House of Restoration
1110 E. Second St., 
Monroe MI 
Phone:  734-625-1993   Pastor Mike 
Website:  www.houseofrestoration.info 
Has announced it will host a Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday Nov. 28th, 2013.  Doors open at 5 p.m.; 
All are welcome to attend. This is a free event.


The Food Drop Grocery Distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Nov. 23, 2013  
at Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich. No registration 
is required. This event is hosted with the support of the Ottawa Lake-area churches. Area families 
who are in need are invited to "simply drive your car through our parking lot and receive a Thanks-
giving dinner."



OAKLAND COUNTY

Baldwin Center                  
212 Baldwin Avenue
Pontiac  MI  
Phone:  248-332-6101
Email:  baldwin@baldwincenter.org
Website:  www.baldwincenter.org
Thanksgiving baskets to Pontiac families in need. 


Oxford Orion FISH              
487 First Street
P.O. Box 732
Oxford Twp., MI 48361 
Phone: 248-628-3933
Website:  www.oxfordorionfish.org
Because of our generous neighbors, FISH offers a Thanksgiving and Easter dinners;
AngelFISH which provides Christmas gifts for qualified children, & Easter baskets.


Lighthouse of Oakland County              
46156 Woodward Ave. 
Pontiac MI 48342
Phone: 248-920-6100
Website:  www.lighthouseoakland.org 


Troy People Concerned
2045 Austin Drive
Troy MI  48083
Phone: 248-528--9199
Website: http://www.tpchelps.org
Holiday baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets for Troy residents. Call between 9 a.m. 
and 1 p.m. Troy resident's only – low income (150% of poverty), all ages. Thanksgiving applications 
accepted now – first come first serve. Christmas applications now – please call to request application.


Good Shepherd Coalition 2013 Holiday Assistance Program   
33222 Groesbeck 
Fraser  MI  48026
Phone: 586-415-8100
Email:  good-sheperd1@att.net
Website:  http://gscmacomb.org/#
We worked with 211 and many agencies and churches to reduce the number of duplicate requests 
for help. Documentation will be required. We will need to see your photo ID, current utility bill for your 
current address, DHS Bridge card approval paperwork (current within 6 months) and children's original 
birth certificates. We ask that you not be registered with any other agency for these gifts.  We work with 
the United Way (211) database to prevent duplication of services. 


Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron 
Pontiac MI 
Phone: 1-855.HELP.GCA
Website:  www.gracecentersofhope.org


Centerstage Hall
536 N. Perry 
Pontiac MI 
Phone: 248-745-9619
Email:  qtmccenterstage@aol.com 



WASHTENAW COUNTY

Faith in Action
603 S. Main Street
Chelsea MI 
Phone: 734-475-3305
Website:   www.faithinaction1.org
Thanksgiving baskets for those living in the Chelsea school district. 
AND
FIA Dexter Food Pantry
7931 Grand St.
Dexter, Michigan 48103
Phone:  734-426-7002
Food Pantry Hours on Wednesday: 12 noon - 7pm


Saline Social Service Inc.
131 E. Michigan Avenue
Box 404
Saline MI  48176
Phone: 734-429-4570
Email:  socserv@frontier.com
Website:  www.salinesocialservice.com
Provides food baskets for Thanksgiving for residents of the Saline school district. 












Straight Street Ministries 
20067 John R
Detroit MI  48203
Phone:  313-334-5480
Email:  straightstmin@yahoo.com
The Church has started a new foundation called "Boxes of Love."  The foundation 
is giving away 25 Thanksgiving dinners 
free of charge.  You can register with the Church until November 18th, 2013.


Our Lady of Loretto Church Roman 
Catholic Church 
17116 Olympia
Redford  MI  48240
Phone: 313-534-9000 
Email:  info@OurLadyOfLorettoParish.org
Website: 
http://www.OurLadyOfLorettoParish.org/
Free Thanksgiving Dinner on 
Thanksgiving Day 2013 for those who 
have no one to be with from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required.  You must call to register if you are planning to come! 


Newburg United Methodist Church
36500 Ann Arbor Trail 
Livonia MI  
Phone: 734-422-0149
Website:  www.newburgumc.org 
On Thanksgiving 2013 the church will be hosting a community turkey dinner, free 
to all, and open to anyone.  Reservations 
are accepted at the above phone number! There will be two seatings at 1 p.m. and 
4 p.m. Volunteers are welcome!  


Grace Christian Church
33801 Van Dyke Ave.
Sterling Heights MI  48312
Phone: 586-258-4390 x 119
Email: info@gracesterling.com
Website:  www.gracesterling.com 
Serving Free Thanksgiving dinner on 
Nov. 20th, 2012 at 4 p.m.  


St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church
22040 Ryan Road
Warren MI  48091
Phone:  586- 755-1740
Website: Under construction 
Holding Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 
28th, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus 
Hall, 23695 Mound Road in Warren.  


Lighthouse Ministry
5403 S. Wayne Road
Wayne MI  48184
Phone: 734-467-7540


Wyandotte Jaycees
Phone: 734-288-7340
Email:  info@wyandottejaycees.org
Website:  www.wyandottejaycees.org
Thanksgiving baskets for needy families.
Nominations are being accepted until Nov. 
11th, 2012.  Check with the Jaycee organization in YOUR area for similar programs! 


Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Church of the New Covenant Baptist
3426 Puritan 
Detroit MI  
Phone:  313-864-6480
The R.O.S.E,. Ministry hosts a free, full-
course community Thanksgiving Dinner
for those in need.  Served on 
Thanksgiving Day, 2013 until 2 p.m. 
in the Randall Fellowship Hall.    


Helping Hand Food Pantry
37510 West Huron River Drive
Romulus  MI  48174
Frequently has Thanksgiving baskets for 
Romulus families, depending on donations.  


Christ Temple Apostolic Church
10830 W. Nine Mile Road
Oak Park MI  48237
Holding Thanksgiving Dinner for the homeless and/or poor on November 27th2013 at 2 p.m.






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