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39th annual
Thanksgiving for Paso Robles 

All are welcome to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal

Thursday, November 23, 2023 12 – 2pm

Centennial Park Activity Center

A celebration of thanks serving over 1,500 men, women, and children a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no cost. A true expression of community that brings diverse people together to share the day with others. All made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, students, organizations, churches, and businesses.

donate & VOLUNTEER

Please help provide a delicious handmade Thanksgiving carryout dinner for our community of friends and families. Thanksgiving for Paso Robles is 100 percent funded by donations from the community. You can help by providing a tax-deductible donation.


Please send a check to:

Thanksgiving for Paso Robles

P.O. Box 662

Paso Robles, CA 93447


501-C-3 Organization 

Federal ID # 61-1495397

Sitdown dinner or Delivery


sitdown Meal

Serving dinner from 12pm – 2pm, all are welcome to enjoy a hand-cooked

sitdown Thanksgiving meal at no cost.



For those who are homebound, we have volunteers to deliver you a warm Thanksgiving meal. Please call us at (805) 239-4137 by Monday, November 20, 2023 to schedule a delivery. Be sure to leave your phone number on the message. You will receive a confirmation phone call before Thanksgiving Day, if you do not hear from us, call again!


+ Volunteer sign-ups will start at the beginning of October +


Thanksgiving for Paso Robles is 100 percent organized and executed by volunteers. We expect a large turnout this year again and your assistance is needed more than ever. There’s a lot to do! We have to raise the money to buy the food, pick it up, prepare it, and serve it. And, of course, we need to prepare the space to do all of this. There’s pre-cleaning, decorating, setting tables, bussing, and more cleaning.

This is a huge endeavor, imagine opening a restaurant to serve 1,500 meals in one day; we have to know that staff is scheduled for each and every job. Therefore, we insist that all volunteers pre-register; No Walk-in Volunteers, please. All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer; to work in the kitchen you must be at least 16 years or older. We do have opportunities for families with children. Children can help decorate carryout boxes and families with children are encouraged to sign up to deliver meals.

There’s lots to do on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Thanksgiving week. It takes about 200 people working nearly 1200 man-hours to put on Thanksgiving for Paso Robles each year.


Oven Roasted Turkey | Ham | Mashed Potatoes & Gravy | Dressing

Mixed Vegetables | Salad | Candied Yams | Cranberry Sauce | Rolls | House-baked Pies


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