Places to go for a free meal on Thanksgiving

(Hadley Cottingham/Now Habersham)

Across the nation, family and friends will gather for Thanksgiving on Thursday. But not everyone has a place to go.

For those in Northeast Georgia seeking food and fellowship this holiday, here is a list of locations that will be serving free Thanksgiving meals.

If you know of other gatherings we can add to this list, please email the location and times to

Athens-Clarke County

Chuck’s Fish Athens, 220 West Broad Street (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods, 1016 East Broad Street (Starting at noon, there’s the Gospel Musical that includes singing and offering testimonials. Thanksgiving dinner starts at 2 p.m.)

The Salvation Army of Athens, 484 Hawthorne Avenue (4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.)

Future Kings and Queens Alliance, corner of North Avenue and Willow Street  (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Habersham County

Grant-Reeves VFW Post 7720, 174 Cornelia Crossing Shopping Center (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville, 181 Jefferson Street (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Habersham Soup Kitchen in Clarkesville, 166 Ritchie Street, (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly Street (11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Baldwin Fire Department – Potluck Dinner (bring your favorite family dish to share, turkey and ham will be provided),  165 Willingham Avenue (2:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

Hart County

Guthrie’s of Hartwell, 370 East Franklin Street  (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

Hall County

Gainesville/Hall County community volunteers will again be offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal with walk-up or drive-in service, 996 Athens Street (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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