A hot meal is especially meaningful on Thanksgiving Day and the Society of St. Vincent (SVdP) is set to make that happen in a big way by reaching a new milestone. Since almost doubling its daily meal count this past year, the nonprofit expects to serve more than 7,000 meals to people experiencing homelessness and low-income families who rely on the SVdP’s five charity dining rooms across the Valley.
“With the rise in homelessness and the cost of living, the need in our community is greater now more than ever,” Associate Chief Operations Officer Danielle McMahon said. “For those in need or with nowhere to go for a hot meal, St. Vincent de Paul opens its doors to you. Please enjoy a hot meal in one of our dining rooms. We’ll have the traditional Thanksgiving fixings we do every year and share in a day of gratitude, togetherness and the spirit of giving with hundreds of volunteers.”
At each dining room, guests will enjoy roasted turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, corn bread stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving Day Meal Service:
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Phoenix Dining Room Thanksgiving Meals
*11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 1075 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix
*This dining room’s lunchtime meal service will host the Champions for the Homeless Thanksgiving event with former NFL great Nick Lowery and volunteers, including NFL footballers serving meals. There will be live music and lots of fun!
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mesa Dining Room Thanksgiving Meal, 67 W. Broadway Road, Mesa
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. El Mirage Dining Room Thanksgiving Meal, 14016 N. Verbana Street, El Mirage
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Family Thanksgiving Meal, 420 W. Watkins Road, Phoenix
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunnyslope Dining Room Thanksgiving Meal
& 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 9227 N. 10th Avenue, Phoenix
SVdP provided 3.25 million meals last year through its five charity dining rooms and more than 154,700 food boxes to individuals and families in need through its 80+ neighborhood food pantries.
About Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people in need and providing the community with the opportunity to serve. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix is the largest council in the country and has been feeding, clothing, housing, and healing central and northern Arizona families since 1946. It operates a network of more than 80 neighborhood food pantries, five charity dining rooms, transitional shelters, a resource center for the homeless, bill assistance and homelessness prevention programming, as well as a charity clinic with medical, dental and wellness care for the uninsured.
Check out our recent feature about Nika Forte and St. Vincent de Paul’s urban farms helping feed people in need.