Where To Enjoy Free Thanksgiving Meals Around Columbus

Thanksgiving is pretty high up there on my list of enjoyable holidays.

But a holiday that’s all about gathering together and eating isn’t easy on everyone. Some people aren’t as lucky as I am and they don’t have wonderful families to hang out with and mountains of food on the table.

For those who are spending the holiday alone or who don’t have the ability to create a huge meal, there are some incredible options around Columbus. A variety of places will be hosting Thanksgiving meals around Columbus, free of charge and full of cheer. If you or someone you know is looking for somewhere to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, check out this list below. All dinners listed take place on Thursday, November 28.


Bible Community Church Food Pantry

3880 Clime Rd. | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Franklin County Residents only


Mt. Vernon Ave. AME Church Outreach Center

1147 Mount Vernon Ave. | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Open to all


Columbus Dream Center

38 W Greenwood Ave. | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Open to all


St. Aloysius Catholic Church

45 Midland Ave. | 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Open to all


Community Kitchen

640 S Ohio Ave. | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Open to All


PEER Center East

205 N. Hamilton Rd. | 2 p.m. | Open to all


PEER Center West

866 W Broad St. | 2 p.m. | Open to all


Nancy’s Home Cooking

3133 N High St. | 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Open to all


Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ohio State University

1739 N High St. | 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. | OSU Students, Faculty, and Staff