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Where to find a free Thanksgiving meal around the Northland (including in Cook County)

Nov 22, 2022 10:19AM ● By Laura Durenberger
Photo: The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Congregational United Church of Christ

By Briggs LeSavage - Northern News Now - November 21, 2022


Updated November 23, 2022:

MJ's Lodge and Resort (28179 East Shore Dr, Pengilly, MN) is offering a free community dinner for anyone on Thanksgiving Day from 1pm - 4pm. Reservations are welcome but not necessary. Donations are being accepted for the Nashwauk food shelf. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/mjslodgeandresort/ or 218-885-1093
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Editor's note: In Cook County, The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Grand Marais will be offering a FREE, COVID-safe pick-up, take-out, or limited delivery meal on Thanksgiving Day between 12:00 - 2:00pm. Pre-order your meals by Wednesday, 11/16/2022 . Call Helen Carter at 218-235-3954 to pre-order your meal(s). 

There are plenty of spots for people to find a free Thanksgiving meal around the Northland this holiday.

In Duluth, the DECC is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lake Superior Ballroom.

You do not need to RSVP in advance. Parking at the DECC will be free.

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Center in Superior is serving a free meal to veterans and their families.

The meals, available for dine-in, delivery, or curbside, will be offered from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are required.

Eldercircle is also putting on a free community meal in Grand Rapids Thursday.

People can dine in-person at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 315 SW 21st Street between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you choose a delivery option, your meal will be dropped off between 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Thursday.

Pick up times will be assigned from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

There is limited pick up and delivery options. They’re asking people considering these options to place their order by Tuesday, November 22. To order, contact the ElderCircle: 218-999-9233 or [email protected] and provide your name, address, and phone number.


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