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

Please do NOT contact organizations outside
                           of your county!
NOTE!

Be SURE to call the resources listed below that have NOT been updated for 2016.


Don't forget that
most "Community Dinners" (Or Soup Kitchens) are also open on Holidays! Please check under that webpage on this website!





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


7th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner      
3426 Puritan Ave.
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-864-6480
The R.O.S.E. Ministry of Church will be offering a free, full-course Thanksgiving dinner on
                                       to anyone in the community who is alone or has no other place to go. 
The meals will be served                        at the church.  Community volunteers are welcome
to help seat and serve.


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! 
MUST have reservations either by phone or online; seating is limited.


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                                                            Free will donation.


Rockwood First Congregational Church                
22600 Mather Street
Rockwood, MI  48173         
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                    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.                   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. .              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. 


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, 201   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


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!


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


Southfield Road Baptist Church at 14880 Southfield Road in Allen Park is offering a free brunch
from 10 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day, 201     .  All are welcome to stay and watch football, play
games or socialize until a free dinner is served at 2 p.m.


Big League Brews, 20428 Ecorse Road in Taylor will offer a free dinner on Thanksgiving Day 201
from 3 p.m. or until the food runs out. 


George's Senate Coney Island at 39430 Dun rovin Drive in Northville is also serving a free dinner
on Thursday, Nov. 26th, 201    all day to anyone who doesn't have plans!


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 
Phone:  248-651-7900 
Website:  http://www.ramshornrestaurants.com


Romulus House Restaurant will offer a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November   th,
201  from 4 to 8 p.m.   A donation to the local goodfellows chapter is optional.  It is located at 9110
Wayne Road (corner of Wayne & Wick Roads) in Romulus  48174. 
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           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                       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                          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 


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.


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 .                                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.


Macomb ALANO Club
20900 Cass Avenue
Clinton Twp., MI  49036
Phone:  586-465-3151
Will hold their annual Thanksgiving Day POTLUCK on Thursday, Nov.   th, 201    from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Besides contributing a dish, cost is $3 for non-members and $2 for kids aged 10 and under.  



MONROE COUNTY

Members of Monroe International Association of Fire Fighters Local 326 will serve Thanksgiving Dinner
on Wednesday, Nov.,       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.)


Cozy Corner
2020 S. Custer Rd.
Monroe, MI
Phone:  734-241-3948
Will host a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless and needy starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov.
This is the 36th annual dinner, and is organized by the Steve, Sue and Peter Stylianou family in memory
of Sue’s son, Michael Asley. More than 600 people attend every year, some of whom learn about it through fliers sent to area schools.


The Ash-Carleton Goodfellows have announced sign-up details for their Thanksgiving basket project.
All applications are due Nov. 4, 201    and this assistance program is limited to residents of Ash Township
or Village of Carleton. The distribution date is Nov.      . “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.


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.          Doors open at 5 p.m.;
All are welcome to attend. This is a free event.


Thanksgiving Food Giveaway will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Nov.
at Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich.,49267.
No registration is required. This event is hosted with the support of the Ottawa Lake-area churches.
This will be a drive-through event, one complete Thanksgiving meal will be given at no charge to each
car. For information, go to http://www.crossroadson23.com



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       COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 11/01/2016!!
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 201    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


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
         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       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.         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.
          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.
      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
             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






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