Community dinners welcome all for Thanksgiving

Community dinners welcome all for Thanksgiving

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Area residents in need of Thanksgiving plans or food for the day can take advantage of the free community dinners and food drives happening throughout the city.

The Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs and the William Way LGBT Community Center are partnering to host a community Thanksgiving potluck dinner Nov. 22 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the center, 1315 Spruce St., for anyone without a place to go for the holiday. Participants are encouraged to bring a meal to share.

Across the city, other organizations are providing free meals to people and families in need. The Attic Youth Center will host a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 for Attic Youth and other community members. Staff and volunteers will provide dinner at the center, 255 S. 16th St.

Rock Ministries of Philadelphia — a youth-centered program at the Calvary Chapel of Kensington — will host its annual Thanksgiving community meal from noon-4:00 p.m. at 2755 Kensington Ave. The day will feature food, live music and entertainment for children.

The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, an organization that has serviced the city’s homeless for 130 years, will hold a Thanksgiving food drive — at their main location at 302 N. 13 St. — that will feed nearly 5,700 people in need.

The Urban Affairs Coalition will be giving away 2,000 baskets with Thanksgiving food at the Brown’s Family ShopRite on 24th Street and Oregon Ave. According to its website, each basket can feed a family of six.

Helping Hands Philadelphia is organizing its 3rd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, which will provide more than 200 families in Philadelphia with a turkey dinner.

Below, a list of restaurants in the city that will be open Nov. 22 and will have Thanksgiving Day menu options:

London Grill, open 2-7 p.m.

2301 Fairmount Ave.

Urban Farmer, open 4-9 p.m.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Bank & Bourbon, open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

1200 Market St.

Square 1682, open 4-9 p.m.

121 S17th St.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, open noon-9:00 p.m.

1426-1428 Chestnut St.

Scarpetta, open 2-7:30 p.m.

210 W. Rittenhouse Square

The Plough & The Stars,

open 12-8:15 p.m.

123 Chestnut St.

P.J. Clarke’s, open 1-8:00 p.m.

601 Walnut St.

Fogo de Chao, open 11a.m.-9:00 p.m.

1337 Chestnut St.

Davio’s, open 11 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

111 S. 17th St.

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