Last year I didn’t have the energy to drive to Orlando so I stayed home and spent the day with Pastor Guy at Jensen Beach Christian Church and helped to serve and eat Thanksgiving Dinner.
I did the same thing the first year I lived here serving at another church. It was a great experience.
Here is a list of wonderful places serving up Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving day. You can go and eat or help or both.
Free or low cost thanksgiving dinners
El Sol Jupiter
106 Military Trail
Jensen Beach Christian Church
1890 NE Church St
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
noon to six
Thanksgiving Feast: 1,000 meals will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Gertrude Walden Child Care Center, 601 SE Lake St., Stuart, 9-11 am, Nov. 24.
Thanksgiving Meal: First United Methodist Church of Stuart, Fellowship Hall, 1500 S Kanner Hwy., 11 am-1 pm, Nov. 24. To volunteer or to donate food: 772-781-0223.
Indian River County
First Church of God, 1105 58th Avenue, is again opening its doors to the community on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 for a complimentary dinner served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Thanksgiving Dinner: For homeless & home alone. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 6th Ave., Vero Beach, noon, Nov. 24. RSVP: 772-567-2253.
Thanksgiving meal: For homeless; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 24, Homeless Family Center, 720 4th St., Vero Beach. To donate or volunteer, call 772-567-5537; HomelessFamilyCenter.com.
Thanksgiving Dinner: IRMC cafeteria, 1000 36th St., Vero Beach, 11 am-2 pm; 4-7 pm, Nov. 24. $7.95. No reservations. 772-567-4311, ext. 1600; irmc.cc.
ST Lucie County
Mustard Seed Ministries Thanksgiving feast: Donate turkeys, money, volunteer, call 772-465-6021. Receive a meal 772-460-5414. Orange Ave., 9th Street, Fort Pierce and Discovery Church, 7650 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 24.
If you hear of anyplace else just let me know. Thanks!
Serving others that have less than you is a great way to spend the holiday. We did that as a family and it was the best year ever.
It really is the best!