Each year, we partner with Gannon University in downtown Erie, PA and serve Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day to anyone who is alone, in need or would otherwise not celebrate the holiday. The meal is free and reservations are not required. We also deliver hundreds of diners to individuals who are homebound.
In 2016, close to 800 meals were served, including nearly 300 home deliveries. The effort continues to grow and the collaboration with Gannon University provides a larger space while still offering a convenient, downtown location.
The dinner is possible each year because of the hundreds of volunteers and benefactors who come together for this effort. Monetary donations help cover the cost of the dinner and provide needed resources to local shelters, food banks and agencies throughout the year. Click here if you would like to contribute to the Thanksgiving Dinner Fund.