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Soup Kitchen and Food Bank Locations

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The facts are sobering. Over 36 million Americans will go hungry this Thanksgiving. Of these, at least 12 million are children. At least one in five people in a soup kitchen line is a child. Scientific evidence suggests that hungry children are less likely to become productive citizens.

Did you know that hunger affects:

  1. How we perform at work.
  2. How our children perform in school.
  3. How we view our communities and our lives.

The irony is that more than enough food is wasted each year to feed all of the nation’s hungry.

But don’t tell that to the non-profit soup kitchens and charities, which have served a record number of meals this year. The current state of the economy has only pushed more people through their doors and this Thanksgiving holiday is likely to set new attendance records. Although generous benefactors have donated food and supplies, volunteers are still needed to accommodate the growing lines outside the soup kitchens.

So what are you doing this Thanksgiving?

If you are interested in volunteering your time and/or donating funds, here is a list of soup kitchens and food banks. Please contact your local non-profit organization to inquire about how you can make a difference. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

Alabama Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store | Huntsville, AL

Alaska Downtown Soup Kitchen | Anchorage, AK

Arizona Flagstaff Family Food Center | Flagstaff, AZ

Arkansas Arkansas Foodbank Network | Little Rock, AR

California Glide | San Francisco, CA

Loaves & Fishes | San Jose, CA

Martha’s Kitchen | San Jose, CA

Angel Harvest | Los Angeles, CA

Food on Foot | Hollywood, CA

Westside Food Bank | Santa Monica, CA

San Diego Food Bank | San Diego, CA

Colorado Open Door Soup Kitchen | Trinidad, CO

Connecticut The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen | New Haven, CT

Covenant Soup Kitchen | Willimantic, CT

Delaware Food Bank of Delaware |Milford, DE

District of Columbia Bread for the City | Washington, DC

Capita Area Food Bank | Washington, DC

Florida Homestead Soup Kitchen | Homestead, FL

Guadalupe Center | Immokalee, FL

Sulzbacher Center | Jacksonville, FL

Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen | Pensacola, FL

Wildwood Soup Kitchen | Wildwood, FL

Georgia Atlanta Community Food Bank | Atlanta, GA

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank | Macon, GA

Hawaii Hawaii Foodbank | Honolulu, HI

Idaho Boise Rescue Mission | Boise, ID

Illinois Good News Community Kitchen | Chicago, IL

Indiana Community Kitchen of Monroe County | Bloomington, IN

Iowa Victory Center | Clinton, IA

Kansas Kansas Food Bank | Wichita, KS

Kentucky God’s Pantry Food Bank | Lexington, KY

Dare to Care Food Bank | Louisville, KY

Louisiana Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana | New Orleans, LA

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana | Shreveport, LA

Maine Wayside Soup Kitchen | Portland, ME

Maryland Western Maryland Food Bank | Cumberland, MD

Massachusetts Not Bread Alone | Amherst, MA

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry | Chicopee, MA

The Open Door | Gloucester, MA

Michigan Capuchin Soup Kitchen | Detroit, MI

East Side Soup Kitchen | Saginaw, MI

Minnesota Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen | Brainerd, MN

Damiano Center | Duluth, MN

Mississippi Stewpot Community Services | Jackson, MS

Missouri St. Louis Area Foodbank | St. Louis, MS

Montana Montana Food Bank Network | Missoula, MT

Nebraska The Food Bank | Omaha, NE

Nevada Food Bank of Northern Nevada | McCarran, NV

New Hampshire New Horizons for New Hampshire | Manchester, NH

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter | Nashua, NH

New Jersey Elijah’s Promise | New Brunswick, NJ

Community Soup Kitchen | Morristown, NJ

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen | Trenton, NJ

New Mexico El Caldito Soup Kitchen | Las Cruces, NM

New York Masbia | Brooklyn, NY

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen | New York City, NY

North Carolina Hickory Soup Kitchen | Hickory, NC

Mooresville Soup Kitchen | Mooresville, NC

Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen | Raleigh, NC

North Dakota Great Plains Food Bank | Bismarck, ND

Ohio Mid-Ohio Foodbank | Grove City, OH

Oklahoma Ardmore Soup Kitchen | Ardmore, OK

Oregon Lebanon Soup Kitchen | Lebanon, OR

Pennsylvania Manna on Main Street | Lansdale, PA

Rhode Island Judy’s Kindness Kitchen | Providence, RI

South Carolina Daily Bread Ministries | Greer, SC

South Dakota The Cornerstone Rescue Mission | Rapid City, SD

Tennessee Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee | Gray, TN

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee | Knoxville, TN

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee | Nashville, TN

Texas Angel House Soup Kitchen | Austin, TX Soup Mobile | Dallas, TX

Utah Salt Lake City Mission | Salt Lake City, UT

Vermont Vermont Foodbank | South Barre, VT

Virginia Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington | Arlington, VA

Washington Phinney Neighborhood Association | Seattle, WA

West Virginia Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling | Wheeling, WV

Wisconsin Feed My People Food Bank | Eau Claire, WI

Feeding America Eastern Wisconisn | Milwaukee, WI

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies | Mills, WY

There are other ways to give thanks as well. If you would rather help by donating extra items or financial support, learn what to donate for Thanksgiving meal baskets and where to donate.

–Vu Le, REALTOR.com®

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