More than 25 Baltimore-area organizations are serving free Thanksgiving meals today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
One of those, Goodwill Industries, is serving its Thanksgiving dinner for the 41st year from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Baltimore Convention Center's Hall F on Sharp Street. The meal is free with a ticket. Information: 247-3500.
Goodwill Industries, the United Way of Central Maryland and Action for the Homeless are also sponsoring an Opportunity Fair, where more than 50 local agencies will offer advice on health care, legal problems, family services, employment, mental health, substance abuse, AIDS testing and housing problems from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Convention Center.
In West Baltimore on Thanksgiving Day, students from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, students and volunteers from Booker T. Washington Middle School and the West Baltimore community will prepare dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Middle School, 1301 McCulloh St.
For eight years, medical students have played host to the needy of West Baltimore by preparing the dinner. This year, they expect 700 people to attend.
And Bea Gaddy, perhaps the area's best-known provider of Thanksgiving meals, will serve turkey dinners beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at Dunbar Senior High School, Orleans and Caroline streets.
Organizers of the Bea Gaddy dinners said about 45,000 meals were served last year.
Here is where other meals will be offered:
American Rescue Workers, 11 W. Clement St., beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Ames United Methodist Church, Carey and Baker streets, from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Beans and Bread, 402 S. Bond St., from 10: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
Bread of Life, 1501 McCulloh St., beginning at noon Thursday.
Brown's Memorial Church, 3215 W. Belvedere, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Centennial United Methodist Church, 1029 E. Monument St., from 11: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Church of the Messiah, 5801 Harford Road, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Church on the Rock will offer a worship service and dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church, 100 E. Patapsco Ave. Reservations: 355-5922.
City Temple of Baltimore Baptist, Eutaw Place and Dolphin Street, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday.
East Baltimore Elks Lodge No. 1043, 2008 Harford Road, will serve a Thanksgiving Men's Breakfast at 10 a.m. Thursday. The breakfast is given by the Greater East Baltimore Political Organization. All males are welcome. The organization is asking that the Baltimore community assist in bringing the homeless to this breakfast. Information: Clarence Davis, 366-0483; Robert Andre Jones, 655-5018.
Grace and Hope Mission, 4 S. Gay St., at 5 p.m. today.
Helping Up Mission, 1029 E. Baltimore St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
The Leith Walk Recreation Center will have a post-Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless for the Salvation Army's Shelter-The Booth House on Friday. Dinner will be served at 3: 30 p.m. for 35 homeless adults and children at the Leith Walk Recreation Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Leith Walk Recreation Dance Group.
Our Daily Bread, 411 Cathedral St., from 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Thursday.
Pentecost Church of Deliverance, 2320 Reisterstown Road, from a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Providence Baptist Church, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
St. Ambrose Outreach, 3445 Park Heights Ave., from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.
St. Gregory the Great, 1514 N. Gilmor St., from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Peter Claver, Carey and Presstman streets, from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 Druid Hill Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Zoe Miracle Church, 4119 Reisterstown Road, from 1: 30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Thursday.
Christ the King, 335 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, from 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Liberty Senior Center, 8334 Liberty Road, Randallstown, for a kosher meal, from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 887-0780.
Rock Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, will have an international students banquet at 4: 30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Rides are available. Call Tommy Rayman before 4: 30 p.m. Wednesday at 882-2217.
St. Clare's Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Ave., Essex, will offer its Essex Hot Meal from 4: 30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the church hall.
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore Goodwill Industries will have a Thanksgiving dinner at Asbury Methodist Church, 87 West St., Annapolis, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The dinner is free with a ticket. Call Sandy Barcroft at 247-3500, Ext. 141.
The Harundale Free Lunch Program will offer Thanksgiving dinner from 12: 30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Harundale Presbyterian Church, 1020 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Cadet Troop 318 and members of the congregation will serve a dinner. Contact Chris Wolfe, 766-4338, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to serve or attend.
The Shepherd's Staff, a cooperative ministry of Westminster area churches, will offer its fourth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria of St. John Catholic School, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Donations are welcome. Call Pat Kaczorowski at 876-6615 or Virginia Stoner at 239-3689.
For additional information on other locations serving Thanksgiving meals, contact First Call for Help in Baltimore at 685-0525 or (800) 492-0618.
Pub Date: 11/24/96