Free community meals for Thanksgiving 2021

Free Community Meals For Thanksgiving 2021
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Organizations and non-profits announce plans for free Thanksgiving community meals. KOAM will be adding to this list ahead of Nov. 25, 2021. If you have an event you would like added, email

Joplin, Mo. First United Methodist Church – Nov. 25

  • Joplin First United Methodist Church is offering a drive and walk-thru Thanksgiving meal for free on November 25 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
    • Joplin First UMC North Parking Lot – 501 W. 4th St. in Joplin, MO
    • FREE EVENT – All Are Welcome!
    • Serve Sign-Up & Pie Donations
      • We will need volunteers to help purchase store bought pies, prepare food for packing, package food, help direct our guests, distribute meals, and deliver meals.
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The Salvation Army Joplin – Holiday Meals – call 624-4528 for more info

  • The Salvation Army of Jasper and Newton Counties is not doing an in-house meal this year, but they are delivering. The deadline is Nov. 20 at 5:00 pm.
    • Thanksgiving deadline is Nov. 20th @ 5pm
    • Christmas deadline is Dec. 20th @ 5pm
    • Call our office today to sign up: 417-624-4528!!

Carthage Crisis Center – Nov. 25

  • Free community meal from 8:30 am to Noon

Cherokee, Kan. United Methodist Church

  • Cherokee will have a community dine-in or take-out Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cherokee Methodist Church at 309 W Magnolia in Cherokee, KS. They serve from 11:00 to 1:00 pm

United Methodist Church – Neodesha, KS

  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, the United Methodist Church (802 Indiana Street) will offer a Thanksgiving meal by drive-through, takeout, or delivery.
  • To reserve a meal, call 620-325-2787