Plenty of places to get a free meal

Sev­eral op­tions to bite the bird

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - FRONT PAGE - By Richard Freed­man rfreed­[email protected]­al­don­line.com @rich­freed­man­vth on Twit­ter Con­tact re­porter Richard Freed­man at 707-553-6820.

Ben­jamin Buggs re­mem­bers the early days of Faith Food Fri­days when he’d be scram­bling around to find cans of tuna to help feed the lo­cal hun­gry.

On Fri­day, the Vallejo non­profit handed out 800 frozen tur­keys.

Those who don’t have a kitchen or any way of cook­ing tur­keys? Most seek a free meal on Thanks­giv­ing and Vallejo has sev­eral op­tions:

• Vallejo To­gether Com­mu­nity and the Loyal Or­der of Moose Lodge No. 468 and SolTrans

part­ner to of­fer a Thurs­day meal at the lodge’s 337 Ne­braska St. lo­ca­tion. SolTrans pro­vides free ser­vice to make sure those in need get there.

The meal, “aimed to en­sure se­niors are not alone on the hol­i­day,” will be fes­tive with home-made dec­o­ra­tions, do­nated food and dessert and live en­ter­tain­ment, SolTrans pub­li­cist Deanna Troupe said in a news re­lease.

For those need­ing a meal but do not wish to at­tend the Moose Lodge event, Vallejo To­gether will pre­pare pack­age bags and de­liver them, Troupe said.

For SolTrans ser­vice to and from se­nior liv­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Vallejo, call Fran­cie McIn­er­ney MacMil­lan at (707) 205-7476. Shut­tle pick-up and drop-off times are avail­able on­line at SolTrans. org or by call­ing (707) 648-4666.

• The Spar­row Project at First Baptist Church hosts its an­nual Thanks­giv­ing Meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2025 Sonoma Blvd.

• Chris’ Club Thanks­giv­ing Din­ner, start­ing at 2 p.m., for ages 21 and older, 656 Beni­cia Road, Vallejo. To-go serv­ings are also avail­able. The bar is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­nual free Thanks­giv­ing event. Vol­un­teer servers and food do­na­tions are wel­comed. Call (707) 552-2916 for more.

• Corinthi­ans Church of God In Christ, spe­cial Thanks­giv­ing ser­vice at 9 a.m., with the Out­reach Min­istry serv­ing Thanks­giv­ing meals im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing ser­vice at the church, 1101 Beni­cia Road. All are wel­come. Call the church at (707) 649-2350 or 554-1002 for more de­tails.

• Good

Sa­mar­i­tan

Baptist

Church free com­mu­nity Thanks­giv­ing din­ner, 11 a.m.. to 2 p.m., 407 Capi­tol St., Con­tact Pas­tor M.D. Slade at (707) 553-1896.

• Old Path Mir­a­cle Cathe­dral Church of God in Church free Thanks­giv­ing din­ner, 3 p.m., 500 Arkansas St., Vallejo. New Be­gin­nings vol­un­teers, Pas­tor Charles Le­vias of Mount Cal­vary Church join­ing the cel­e­bra­tion. Some 300 peo­ple are ex­pected for the meal, which in­cludes turkey, dress­ing, mac­a­roni and cheese, yams, green beans, rolls, pump­kin pie and other dishes.

• Chef D by the Bay, 426 Tuolumne St., Vallejo, serv­ing Thanks­giv­ing meals for the home­less, noon to 3 p.m.

TIMES-HER­ALD FILE PHOTO — CHRIS RI­LEY

There are sev­eral op­tions in Vallejo for those look­ing for a free Thanks­giv­ing meal.

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