The City of Oakland’s 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Coat Give-Away



The City of Oakland’s Human Services Department, Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership, Communities United Committee, and the Emergency Food Providers Advisory Committee continue a much-loved Thanksgiving Dinner for the underserved of our community. This wonderful event will take place Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM at the Downtown Oakland City Center Marriott, 1001 Broadway, Oakland.

The Thanksgiving Dinner, in its 28th year, is part of the City’s Hunger Program which was founded in 1985 during the mayoral administration of Lionel J. Wilson. With the support of donors and volunteers, the city serves 2000 low-income families, senior citizens, and persons experiencing homelessness in the City of Oakland with a hearty Thanksgiving meal in a communal festive atmosphere.

The City of Oakland also supports transportation to and from the event from our senior centers, low income housing programs, and shelters.

It is with ongoing community support and generous sponsorships that this event has reached its 28th year. Sponsors this year for which we are grateful:

  • Oakland Athletics
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • City of Oakland Human Services Department
  • Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership
  • Emergency Food Providers Advisory Committee

However, donations are still needed even now. Just $26 will provide a meal for one guest, $130 per family of five, and $260 per table of 10 guests. If interested in contributing, please make checks payable to the City of Oakland Hunger Program, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 4340, Oakland, CA 94612. Donations are tax deductible. The tax identification number is 94-6000384.

For more information about this event, please contact 510.986.2721.

Find out more about donating your gently worn coats to the Coat Give-Away by clicking here.

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Accessibility and Interpretation Requests

Contact us to request disability-related accommodations, American Sign Language (ASL), Mandarin, Spanish or another language interpreter at least five (5) business days before the event.

All meetings held in-person are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products as a courtesy to attendees with chemical sensitivities.