Thursday, December 2, 2021

Where to find Thanksgiving Day meals in the greater-Lansing area

November 24, 2021
<p>Pumpkins wait to be the chosen pick at Uncle John&#x27;s Cider Mill. </p>

Pumpkins wait to be the chosen pick at Uncle John's Cider Mill.

Photo by Madison Norfleet | The State News

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and community. If you are in need of a warm Thanksgiving meal, there are several places in Lansing that offer them to those in need at no cost. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Salvation Army 

710 West Jolly Rd.

4:00 to 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.

Registration Required: YES, for dine-in guests

The Salvation Army will be offering both sit-down and takeout meals to those who need them on Wednesday. There will be two dinner shifts and sit-down meals require pre-registration. Takeout meals are available regardless of registration. Masks are required for the event. In order to claim a seat, call 517-484-4424.

  • The People’s Church

200 West Grand River Rd.

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Registration Required: NO

The People’s Church offers a free, prepackaged community dinner every Wednesday. Pickup is available at their Northwest entrance. 


Thursday, November 25, 2021

  • Blondie’s Barn

5640 Marsh Rd., Haslett

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Registration Required: NO

Blondie’s Barn will be serving pre-packaged Thanksgiving dinners in their parking lot. Masks are required and donations are accepted. 

  • Cristo Rey Community Center

Do you want the news without having to hunt for it? Sign up for our morning s'newsletter. It's everything your friends are talking about and then some. And it's free!

1717 N. High St., Lansing

Registration Required: NO

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie, etc. will be provided for takeout. Registration, ID and economic checks are not required. 

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church

511 E. Sturgis St., St. Johns, Michigan

Registration Required: NO

Worship Service at 11 a.m. Celebration from 12:00 to 3 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran will be offering a community Thanksgiving celebration complete with food, activities and football. There will be a community-style dinner, with takeout options available upon request. 

  • St. Gerard Parish

4437 W. Willow Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 

Registration Required: YES, call 517-323-2379

Delivery starting at 12 p.m.

St. Gerard Parish is offering free, prepackaged meals to be delivered upon request. 450 meals will be available. 

  • New Hope Community Health Center

430 N. Larch St, Lansing MI 48912

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Registration Required: NO


Share and discuss “Where to find Thanksgiving Day meals in the greater-Lansing area” on social media.