Thanksgiving for those in Need

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon and express our gratitude.  Most of us are fortunate to do this with friends and family over a hot meal.  But for some in our community it is not as easy.  They may be alone, they may not be able to afford food for the family or they may not have the means to cook a hot meal.  That is where you and our community steps in, here is a list of local providers helping out those in need:

  • Bend’s Community Center- Thanksgiving Community Meal: A hot breakfast will be served from 8:30-11:30 and a traditional holiday dinner (i.e. turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, potatoes and dessert) will be served 12 noon – 4:00. All are welcome at no charge. Donations and volunteers are always needed (and appreciated). Please contact Taffy at  312-2069. 
  • SVDP of Redmond- Thanksgiving Boxes: Families and folks in need in Redmond will be able to receive food boxes on Wednesday the 24th at 1616 SW Veterans Way, Redmond.  They receive donations from private citizens, grocery stores, or other organizations, and will do their best to fill needs as expressed by families and individuals for a wholesome and traditional holiday meal.  Please call the Redmond St Vincent De Paul for more information at 541-923-5264.
  • Salvation Army of Bend- Thanksgiving Boxes:  The Salvation Army in Bend is currently taking applications for Thanksgiving food box assistance.  It is on a first come first serve basis.   Please call the Bend Salvation Army for more information at 541-389-8888.
  • Jake’s Diner- Thanksgiving Meal for Seniors:  Jake’s diner will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.  Meals will be served on the hour and will start at Noon and continue on till 5PM. Every hour will have entertainment provided by area musical volunteers including the Singing Sosas, Richard & Ted Taelour, and Mike Chubick. The cost will be $7.95 for Seniors. All others will be at full price of $15.95 and $7.95 for kids 10 and under. Drinks and dessert are included in the price. For more information, please contact Lyle Hicks at 541-419-6021.
  • Redmond Community Center- Community Thanksgiving Dinner:  Community dinner featuring holiday fare; open to everyone; free, donations accepted; noon-3 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-548-5483.
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