A list of area Thanksgiving Day dinners, donations in preparation for the holiday

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA– A number of different organizations, churches and food banks are preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Below is a list of the different Thanksgiving donations, and Thanksgiving Day dinners that will be held in our area:


Bethesda Mission

Bethesda Mission will host a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  The dinner will be held at the Men’s Shelter, located at 611 Reily Street, Harrisburg, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  The menu will feature turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, corn, carrots, various desserts, beverages, and more. Approximately 175 people are expected to attend.

Deb King, Volunteer Coordinator, stated, “We are extremely grateful for the volunteers who are giving up part of their Thanksgiving day at home to come and serve the meal at Bethesda Mission.  There will be approximately 45 volunteers involved with the festivities, and we are thankful for each and every one of them!”

For those unable to come to the Mission for a meal, due to age or health, we will be happy to deliver one to your home, provided your home is located within a five-mile radius of the Men’s Shelter.  To schedule a delivery, please call Bethesda Mission at 717-257-4442 by Wednesday, November 22nd.


Carson Long Military Academy

On Thanksgiving Day, the Carson Long Military Academy will be offering the 2nd annual free Thanksgiving feast.

The meal will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 200 N. Carlisle Street in New Bloomfield.

Anyone is welcome to attend, however it is requested that you RSVP by calling 717-889-0338.


LifePath Christian Ministries

LifePath Christian Ministries will serve a Thanksgiving meal at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church for those in need, open to anyone. They serve the meal at 11:50 a.m., however, there is an 11:15 a.m. service prior to the meal.

Typically, the meal serves between 300 and 500 people.

The church is located at 408 West Market St.

If your organization’s dinner/donation is not on the list, email us at news@fox43.com to have it added.