Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Coat Giveaway


Courtesy of Bay Area Church News

Oakland will host its much-loved Thanksgiving Dinner for the underserved  on Tues., Nov. 26, 2019, at the Downtown Oakland City Center Marriott, 1001 Broadway from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The event is organized by the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department, Alameda County, Oakland Community Action Partnership, Communities United Committee, and the Emergency Food Providers Advisory Committee.

Now in its 28th year, the dinner is part of the City’s Hunger Program founded in 1985 during Mayor Lionel J. Wilson’s administration. With the support of donors and volunteers, the city serves 2,000 low-income families, senior citizens, and persons experiencing homelessness with a hearty Thanksgiving meal in a communal, festive atmosphere.

The City of Oakland also supports transportation to and from the event from our senior centers, low-income housing programs and shelters.

It is with ongoing community support and generous sponsorships that this event has reached its 28th year.  We are grateful to our 2019 sponsors:

• Oakland Athletics

• Golden State Warriors

• Kaiser Permanente

• City of Oakland Human Services Department

• Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership

• Emergency Food Providers Advisory Committee


Even with such great support, donations are still needed.  Just $26 will provide a meal for one guest, $130 will feed a family of five, and $260 will support a table of 10 guests.  To contribute, please make checks payable to the City of Oakland Hunger Program, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 4340, Oakland, CA  94612.  Donations are tax deductible.

For more information about this event, please contact 510-986-2721.


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