Free Thanksgiving events
Spokane Valley Partners Food Distribution - Food baskets will be provided to Spokane Valley residents who sign up for them. Sign-ups will be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays during food bank hours. You must call for an appointment and arrive on time. Recipients must be a Spokane Valley resident, have identification, proof of household residents (i.e., utility bill, mail with name and address on it, school record or Medicaid card). Spokane Valley Partners Building, Food Bank, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 927-1153.
Salvation Army/Second Harvest Food Distribution - Frozen turkey and the fixings to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner will be distributed to about 7,000 area families. This is the largest one-day distribution of food from Second Harvest during the year. Proof of residency (a piece of mail) and picture ID are required. Tuesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 325-6821.
House of Charity Community Dinner - Tuesday, noon-1 p.m., House of Charity, 32 W. Pacific Ave. (509) 624-7821.
Free Turkey Dinner - Includes soup, salad, rolls and dessert. Regular meal served each Tuesday at same time and location. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Mead United Methodist Church, 12611 N. Wilson St., Mead. (509) 466-7866.
Free Community Dinners - Spokane Valley - Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels is serving meals in celebration of Thanksgiving on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the following locations: Appleway Court, 221. S. Farr Road; Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road; Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Road. (509) 924-6976.
Free Community Dinners - Spokane - Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels is serving meals in celebration of Thanksgiving on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the following locations: American Indian Center, 905 E. Third Ave.; Clareview South, 4827 S. Palouse Highway; Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.; Delaney Apartments, 242 W. Riverside Ave.; East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St.; Northeast (Hillyard) Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.; Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. (509) 924-6976.
Free Community Dinner - Deer Park - Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels is serving meals in celebration of Thanksgiving. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 316 E. Crawford, Deer Park. (509) 924-6976.
Thanksgiving Eve Dinner - Everyone is welcome. Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., City Gate, 170 S. Madison St. (509) 455-9670.
City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner - Free Thanksgiving meal for all who might otherwise be alone or go without, presented by Union Gospel Mission. This is a drug/alcohol-free environment. Dinner served 4-6 p.m., and doors open at 3:40 p.m. Enter through the doors in the breezeway between INB Performing Arts Center and the Convention Center. Wednesday, 4 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 535-8510.
BRRC Turkey Trot Fun Run - Sponsored by the Bloomsday Road Runners Club. Race starts at 9 a.m. No registration required, just sign a waiver. Runners and walkers have the options of 2-mile, 3-mile or 5-mile routes. No entry fee, but cash and food donations strongly encouraged to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. No pets on course with runners. There will be prizes, coffee and cider. Thursday, Manito Park, next to the duck pond. (509) 868-6433.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner - A community dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m. for seniors; and at 12:30 p.m. for the general public. Everyone is welcome. Thursday, Mid City Concerns Meals on Wheels, 1222 W. Second Ave. (509) 456-6597.
Thanksgiving Community Dinner - Third annual event with turkey and all the fixings. Everyone is welcome. Presented by KYMS & Christian Coalition. Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fedora Pub & Grille, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8888.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans - Dinner will be served for veterans and their families. Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave. (509) 327-9847.
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner - Annual event presented by Gonzaga University, Sodexo Food Services and St. Aloysius Parish. Thursday, noon-2 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 330 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-7001.
Lake City Center Community Dinner - Thursday, noon-2 p.m., Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-4628.
30th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner - Free community meal with traditional turkey dinner and all the trimmings. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, enter through the back of the church, 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-1431.
Free Community Holiday Meal - Sponsored by St. George’s Catholic Church. Thursday, 2-4 p.m., St. George’s Catholic Church, parish basement hall, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.