Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
We hope that you have a warm, friendly, loving place to go.
If not… Below we are offering tips of places that you can go for a free THANKSGIVING TURKEY DINNER/LUNCH in our area! or how to get a free food basket!
(We will add any other dinners that we hear about; come back here before Thanksgiving to check if you would love to share a free community dinner)
Thanksgiving Dinner — The Lyons River Church will not have their traditional ‘open house’ (free) Thanksgiving meal this year —
(1) The Lyons Senior Center had a turkey lunch Wednesday 11/16.
(2) If you are a resident and would like to either offer /or/ get a meal with a LYONS FAMILY, contact one of our local churches – see our Church DIRECTORY
(3) contact LEAF, Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund if you need emergency assistance.
(4) The Lyons FOOD PANTRY will be open Wednesdays 3:30 to 6 p.m. – for those in need. Come inside and pick what you need. At the Lyons Community Church hall, lower level, park on Main Street. Sponsored by LEAF.
(5) The Lyons Community Church has coffee and food (and fellowship) after its 10 a.m. Sunday services. The other churches in town also have fellowship after their services.
None of these groups (pantry) have a large ham or a turkey at this time to donate to folks.
OUTSIDE OF LYONS:
=== The Crossroads Ministry in Estes Park has a Food Pantry, open daily. They already did their Thanksgiving Box distribution 11/17/22; and will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after.
=== OUR Center in Longmont has both a Food Pantry and daily lunch. This Thursday’s lunch will feature Thanksgiving turkey – Thursday 11/24 at 11:30 to 1p.m. 220 Collyer Street, Longmont. It’s a lovely big modern dining room, located near Main Street and the train tracks; check in at front desk.
===ALLENSPARK = thanks to Chelsea Ackerman for tracking this down== Thanksgiving dinner; Hiltop Guild– Kelley House 18720 Highway 7 Allenspark, — 3-5 pm. Bring a side dish or dessert if you are able. Please RSVP by leaving a message at (303) 747 2001.
According to the local Allenspark newspaper: nothing in it, nor in the church ad, or the food bank, or gallery. And, the Thursday lunches are cancelled till mid-February.
===Meals For Homeless: Second Baptist Church in Boulder has an annual “Feed” event==Items available to homeless: eg, sleeping bags, backpacks, hygiene items. At 5300 Baseline Rd.; meal served. At 8-12p.m.noon // or remote location: Central park, 1236 Canyon Blvd 8a.m.-10:30a.m.; meal served. ==== Boulder Shelter for the Homeless: The Shelter will be preparing a special Thanksgiving dinner and breakfast for the 160 individuals who access our services. 4869 N. Broadway, Boulder, (303) 442-4646
===Someone posted on Facebook that Messiah Lutheran in Longmont was hosting a Thanksgiving dinner; but we followed up and they are NOT. Sorry folks.
===Millsite Inn in Ward has a pot luck Thanksgiving meal. Doors open at 2 p.m., and dinner starts at 5 p.m. BRING a dish to share. Call to reserve your dish and seat (720) 547-9438. Location: 44365 Hwy 72, Ward.
===Pinewood Springs residents can call Crossroads Ministry in Estes Park for information about their Food Pantry. As of 11/15/22, they say no Estes Park restaurant, church, or group has informed them of a free turkey dinner for the community. (970) 577-0610 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is one of our “One Stop Shopping” articles, where we spent hours over 3 days trying to collect info for you. Sorry that we kinda failed, as it seems no one is offering a proper COMMUNITY FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER.
***** If you know of other free community dinners, please let us know, and we will add them***** LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com