Thanksgiving Brings Opportunity for Southend Community to Break Bread Together

by Staff Writer

Southend residents will find limited excuses for their Thanksgivings not to overflow with cranberry sauce and tryptophan tomorrow as several South Seattle neighborhoods- from West Hill to Hillman City- will be hosting “Turkey Day” community dinners.

Ayanna Brown, who will be putting on her annual Thanksgiving dinner in Skyway to honor the memory of her son Alajawan, takes delight in the opportunity the events provide for community fellowship, especially in tough times.

“With the timing of all that’s happened in the world recently it’s wonderful to unite as a community by breaking bread, talking with one another, and just enjoying each other’s company,” shares Brown.

A full list of locations and times of southend area Thanksgiving Dinners open to the public is below:

Organization Description Address Contact Info Hours Notes
Alajawan Brown Foundation Thanksgiving Day meal and games for anyone in need. VFW7421 S 126th St, Seattle 98178 Walk in Nov 27th at 1pm (doors open at noon).
Asian Counseling & Referral Service Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need. 3639 MLK Jr Way S, Seattle 98144 (206) 695-5967 Walk in Nov 27th 11:30am-2:30pm.
Beacon Avenue Food Bank Thanksgiving food bags for anyone in need. Bethany Church of Christ6230 Beacon Ave S, Seattle 98108 (206) 722-5105 Walk in Nov 26th 10am-2pm. Need: photo ID
El Centro de la Raza Thanksgiving food for anyone in need. 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle 98144 (206) 329-9442 Walk in Nov 26th 8:30-noon or 1-7pm. Other languages spoken: Spanish.
Hillman City Collaboratory Open for all in the spirit of hospitality and giving come and share a meal.. 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 If you would like to volunteer Thursday, Nov. 27th – 12 noon – 5 pm
Senior Services – Southeast Seattle Senior Center Thanksgiving turkey dinner and sides for anyone in need on Nov 22nd. & Thanksgiving meal for people with disabilities or seniors (age 60+) on Nov 20th 11:30am-12:30pm. 4655 S Holly St, Seattle 98118 (206) 722-0317 Call Lynda Greene to register Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm by Nov 14th. Need: ID, proof of address.
Society of St Vincent de Paul – Food Bank Thanksgiving food for anyone in need. 5972 4th Ave S, Seattle 98108 (206) 767-9975 Ext. 1127 Walk in Nov 25th 10:30am-2pm or Nov 26th 11m-2pm (homeless clients are also welcome on Nov 28th Need: ID.