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Where to Get a Free Thanksgiving Meal in the Lehigh Valley

Nine Lehigh Valley churches and organizations will be offering free Thanksgiving meals to the community this November.

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Nine Lehigh Valley churches and organizations will be offering free Thanksgiving meals to the community this November. Some locations will also offer free home-delivered meals, or transportation arrangements for those area residents who aren’t able to drive themselves.

United Way’s PA 2-1-1 East has compiled a list of the dates, locations and times when local residents can celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal and warm fellowship. Please note that some locations require that reservations be made by a specific date.

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • Everlasting Life Ministries at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 224 N. Sixth St., Allentown, Pa., 12 to 3 p.m. Donations of turkeys, baked and canned goods and fresh fruit accepted. Call 610-776-4009 for more information.


  • St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, 401 W. Union St., Allentown, Pa., 12 to 3 p.m. Home-delivered meals may be arranged. Call 2-1-1 for a private contact number by Nov. 16, 2016.


  • Trinity Episcopal Church, 41 N. Third St., Easton, Pa. (front Third Street door at Third Street Alliance for Women and Children), 12 p.m. Call 610-253-0792 for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day)

  • Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown, Pa. (corner of Rt. 309 and Walbert Avenue), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 610-395-2218 for more information.
  • New Bethany Ministries at Mollard Hospitality Center, 341 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem, Pa., 12 to 1 p.m. Call 610-691-5602 for more information.
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, 206 E. Main St., Bath, Pa., 12 p.m. Reservations required as soon as possible. Call 610-837-1061.
  • St. John’s United Church of Christ, 15 S. Second St., Slatington, Pa., 12 to 2 p.m. Transportation and home-delivered meals for Northern Lehigh area residents may be arranged. Contact the church for details at 610-767-5554.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 36 S. Eighth St., Allentown, Pa., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 610-435-9065 for information.
  • St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1421 W. Turner St., Allentown, Pa., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 610-439-8821 for information.


For additional information, or to sign up to volunteer to help during the holiday season, dial 2-1-1 or visit


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