Pittsburgh: Free Turkey Giveaways & Thanksgiving Dinner (2023)

The holidays can be financially stressful for anyone, but even more so this year due to inflation and the rising cost of food. While some are fortunate enough to fill their table with an indulgent dinner spread, many families in the Pittsburgh area struggle to make ends meet. A record number of people in Pittsburgh face food insecurity this holiday season. For those barely meeting their basic needs, the holiday season is a harsh reminder of how little support is provided to low-income households. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs and organizations that offer a free Thanksgiving dinner in Pittsburgh for 2023, including free turkeys.

To help relieve some of your holiday stress, we have put together a list of all the nonprofit organizations offering holiday food assistance and free Thanksgiving dinner, Turkeys, and other food giveaways in the Pittsburgh area.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Pittsburgh, including Turkey Giveaways (2023 Guide)

Below is a list of all the organizations offering a Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Pittsburgh for 2023.

We will provide you with the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and contact information.


Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway


Tuesday, November 21, 2023
1:30pm to 3:30pm


Mazeroski Way (Cul-de-Sac at PNC Park)
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Event Details:

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is distributing free Thanksgiving turkeys and other items to make a complete holiday meal.

The Free Thanksgiving Meal serves individuals and families in need; no proof of income or residency required.

While supplies last on a first come, first serve basis.


Brashear Association 2023 Holiday Assistance Program

The Brashear CARES Community Center is providing Holiday Assistance Programs for the 2023 holiday season.

They will be in-need families with gift cards intended for the purchase of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as, new toys for children age 12 or younger.


November 2023 through December 2023


320 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Event Details:

To be eligible, individuals and families must live in Pittsburgh and have an income at or below 150% of federal poverty income guidelines.

Chaffin Luhana Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

The DoubleTree Pittsburgh and Greentree Distribution Site are providing free Thanksgiving turkeys to those in need throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.


DoubleTree Pittsburgh
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tomlinson Run State Park
Thursday, November 16, 2023


500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Event Details:

At Chaffin Luhana, they believe in the power of community and giving back. To uphold this commitment and support our local communities, they are hosting their 2023 Turkey Giveaway taking place in mid-November, right before Thanksgiving. This event is a part of their ongoing efforts to address food insecurity, a concern that has become increasingly critical, especially in these challenging times.

Register Here for your Free Thanksgiving Turkey.


Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church – Thanksgiving Dinner


Thursday, November 23, 2023
1:00pm to 4:00pm


3104 W Liberty Avenue
Dormont, PA 15216

Event Details:

The Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church is providing a Thanksgiving Day meal for the community. Available for take-out ONLY, no dine-in.

Home delivery may be available (within 5 miles of the church).


Get Stuffed with Love Free Thanksgiving Meals


Thursday, November 23, 2023


414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Event Details:

Rotary Clubs of Bethel-St Clair and Northern Allegheny, and Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church are partnering again this year to cook and assemble free home-delivered Thanksgiving meals to individuals in Pittsburgh.

Meals will be delivered by local police officers on Thanksgiving Day.

If you need a meal, you just need to contact your local police zone officer!

The deadline to apply for your Free Thanksgiving Meal is November 17, 2023.


Jubilee Association Thanksgiving Lunch – 2023


Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2023

  • Dine In: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Takeout: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm


2005 Wyandotte Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Event Details:

The Jubilee Kitchen in Pittsburgh’s Hill District serves a hot meal to the poor and the needy 365 days a year. But on Thanksgiving, the kitchen goes all out – a turkey dinner served by volunteers.

Times are always tough for the poor, but this Thanksgiving may be especially so for many. The Jubilee Kitchen is now serving more and more people, families like Aliah Jones and her son, Keef.


Light of Life Rescue Mission – Thanksgiving Meal and Winter Clothing Distribution – 2023


Thursday, November 23, 2023
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


234 Voeghtly Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Event Details:

The Light of Life Rescue Mission continues their Thanksgiving tradition continues for the Light of Life Rescue mission. They spent this year preparing to serve meals to 8,000 Allegheny County residents.

More than 100 volunteers packed the boxes with turkey, gravy, stuffing, corn, cornbread, and more at the World Vision distribution center on Monday morning.

"Light of Life Rescue Mission - Thanksgiving Meal and Winter Clothing Distribution"

First United Methodist Church Pittsburgh – Thanksgiving Dinner


Wednesday, November 22, 2023
from 5:00pm – 7:00pm


5401 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Event Details:

The First United Methodist Church offers traditional Thanksgiving meal the evening before Thanksgiving (Wednesday) for the community.

Both dine-in and takeout options are available.


Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Pittsburgh

We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Thanksgiving dinners in Pittsburgh this year was helpful.

We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free Thanksgiving dinners in Pittsburgh are announced.

Be sure to check out our list of Free Christmas Assistance Programs in Pennsylvania for 2023!

The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Pittsburgh.

We aim to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.

With that said, we would love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments if you found this information helpful and would like more articles like this!

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