Free Thanksgiving dinner

Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road, Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove area) will offer free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. Come and enjoy turkey and all the traditional fixings. Orders for take-outs may be requested that day at the door. Homebound individuals who live within 10 miles of the church may call before noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to request delivery. No reservations. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or, or visit

Free Thanksgiving dinner

New Hope Community Church of North Port, 5600 S. Biscayne Drive, preparing to serve 2,500 free Thanksgiving meals from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Contact event coordinator Larry Grant at 941-549-3902 or to help with either a donation or to volunteer your time. Sign up for free meal delivery at 941-276-5770.

Free Thanksgiving dinner

Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N Indiana Ave., Englewood, will offer a free Thanksgiving Day dinner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. The dinner is open to everyone in the community. All are welcome to come share this delicious meal of turkey and all the fixings, and good fellowship. For children, there will be a bounce house, activities and games. Meal delivery is available by calling 941-474-1989.

The church is providing this dinner as a satellite location for the New Hope Church of North Port. The church can use volunteers for set-up, clean-up, to serve as table hosts and hostesses and drivers for picking up up food in North Port, and for meal delivery in the Englewood area. Volunteers can call to sign up at 941-474-1989.

Free dinner at End Zone

Englewood’s End Zone Sports Grille will offer free turkey dinners with all the trimmings for anyone who needs it, who doesn't want to be alone, or for anyone who just doesn’t feel like cooking. It's set for noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. The Anders family has been continuing this tradition for six years at The End Zone, 2440 S. McCall Road.

Free Mini City dinner

The Englewood food truck Mini City and Beach Liquors, 1600 S. McCall Road, Englewood, will put on a free Thanksgiving dinner for the less-fortunate, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22.

Thanksgiving buffet

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10178 will have a Thanksgiving buffet featuring turkey and  ham with all  the fixings from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the post, 550 N. McCall Road, Englewood. Cost is $12. Call 941-474-7516 for tickets and reservations.


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