Free Thanksgiving meals and resources

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Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 11:44 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST
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Many locations around Maine are offering free Thanksgiving meals and resources.

AUGUSTA: Le Club Calumet (Augusta) – free Thanksgiving dinner at 34 West River Rd from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations not required but graciously accepted and will benefit the Augusta Bread of Life Soup Kitchen. Call 207-623-8211.

BELFAST: Traci’s Diner and Red Knights Maine Chapter IX in Belfast are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner from 12pm-4pm. By donation, benefits Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

BUCKSPORT: Bucksport Community Concerns Food Pantry – Hannaford gift cards available for residents of Bucksport, Prospect and Orland. Contact Lori for more information 207-216-5062

CALAIS: Dunkin in Calais and the Knights of Columbus are hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11am-2pm. Special deliveries can be made if you call in advance. Call 454-3301, 263-5212 or 214-8649.

DEXTER: Gatherings 4 Main St in Dexter is hosting a free meal from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The meal will be entirely vegan. For more information call 924-2088

DEXTER: VFW Post 4298 is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal for the public from 11am-2pm. The meal is open to the public and the address is 20 Cedar St., Dexter. You can do eat-in or takeout, and there will be delivery options for residents in Dexter, Exeter, Garland, Corinth, and Dover-Foxcroft. For more information call 207-341-2056 or email

ELLSWORTH: Ellsworth Elks Lodge – Free Thanksgiving meal from 11am-2pm. Dine in, take out and limited delivery available. Call 207-322-1728 for more information.

GUILFORD: Red Maple Inn is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:30-6:30 p.m. It is by donation only, and all proceeds benefit the Parkman Grange MSAD 4 Santa Project.

HERMON: Lynde Lodge in Hermon is hosting a free Thanksgiving Meal from 11 a.m-2 p.m.

HOULTON: St. Mary of the Visitation Church, located at 112 Military Street, will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MACHIAS: The Machias Christian Fellowship Soup Kitchen will be offering a Thanksgiving meal from 5pm-6pm on November 22nd. Call 598-0583 for more information.

OAKLAND: The 33rd Annual Messalonskee Community Thanksgiving Dinner is taking place in the Messalonskee HS Cafeteria from 11am-1pm. Call 207-578-1109 for delivery.

ROCKLAND: St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Gluten free and vegan options available. Call 594-8191 for more information.

SEARSMONT: Waldo Country Woodshed is hosting a free community Thanksgiving Dinner in Searsmont at 2 p.m. Call 207-338-2692 for more information.

SKOWHEGAN: Skowhegan Parks & Rec is hosting a free Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Skowhegan Community Center from 11am-1pm. For more information call 496-6901.

SPRINGFIELD: The Quad County Snowmobile Club in Springfield is hosting their free Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 p.m-4 p.m. Donations are welcomed. For more information call 738-3400.

STONINGTON: Island Community Center (Stonington) – Free Thanksgiving meal deliveries, starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Call 207-367-2735 for more information.

WARREN: Penobscot Bay Ministries are hosting their 2nd annual Community Thanksgiving from 12-4 at the Warren Masonic Hall.