Free Thanksgiving meals for western Nevada County residents |

Free Thanksgiving meals for western Nevada County residents

Food Bank volunteers handed out hundreds of turkeys to community members Tuesday morning in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Matthew Pera / |

Free Thanksgiving meal opportunities

Interfaith Food Ministry

What: free Thanksgiving meal giveaway for clients

When: today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Interfaith Food Ministry, 440 Henderson St., Grass Valley

Old Town Cafe

What: Free sit-down Thanksgiving meal

When: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 110 Mill St., Grass Valley

Rainbow Market

What: Free sit-down or takeout Thanksgiving meal

When: Thursday, 12 to 3 p.m.

Where: 16797 Highway 49, Nevada City

Thanks to Give

What: free Thanksgiving meal and flower bouquet delivery for seniors and people with disabilities who are home alone on Thanksgiving day

When: Thursday

Contact: Nancy Zeno at 530-273-1217 if you know some who needs a Thanksgiving meal

The Food Bank of Nevada County had more than 400 turkeys on hand Tuesday morning to give out to anyone in need of food for Thanksgiving.

John Candelaria, the Food Bank’s executive director, hopes the “drive-thru” turkey giveaway will become an annual tradition.

“I just want to make sure everybody in the county gets a turkey for Thanksgiving,” Candelaira said. “That’s my mission.”

Volunteers were on deck at the Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church to pass out turkeys to community members through their car windows, which allowed the Food Bank to maintain a steady flow throughout the distribution effort.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email or call 530-477-4231.

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