where can i donate thanksgiving in orange county

by Tiana Moore 6 min read

The bags will be filled with supplies that can be used to prepare a holiday dinner. Donations for SOS’ Thanksgiving Food Drive are greatly appreciated and will help make the holidays a little brighter for the Orange County community in need. Items can be dropped off at Share Our Selves (1550 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627).

Donations needed
  • Friendly Center. Orange. More information: https://friendlycenter.org/turkeys/ or call (714) 771-5300. ...
  • OC Food Bank. 11870 Monarch St. Garden Grove, CA 92841. ...
  • Orange County Rescue Mission. Village of Hope campus. 1 Hope Drive.

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Volunteer Opportunities in Anaheim

Honda Center, Anaheim More information: http://www.wegivethanksinc.org Due to Covid restrictions, last year’s We Give Thanks event was a drive through which provided nearly 20,000 meals. Plans for 2021 Thanksgiving are still in the works, and will depend on state and local restrictions, and community needs. Please stay tuned for updates.

Volunteer Opportunities in Garden Grove

Thoughtful Thursday Serving Supper (November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16). Sign up for the selected dates (1 group per date) to provide a meal to a family. You can either provide food and have staff serve on-site or drop off food and Thomas House staff can serve. Guest count is 60.

Volunteer Opportunities in Tustin

Reignite your family tradition, or take advantage of our flat and fast course to improve your 5K time, all in-person!

Project Hope Alliance

There are two ways to help: Make a donation, and PHA will use it to purchase food and $50 grocery store gift cards for our families. Head to the grocery store and pick up everything on their list. Then drop the items at their office. One completed list is one family fed. Drop gift cards, food, and bags off at their office: 1954 Placentia Ave.

Orange County Rescue Mission

More information: https://www.rescuemission.org/urgent-thanksgiving-food-needs/ With the help of volunteers and donors, homeless men, women, and children enjoy a warm, family style meal on Thanksgiving Day. They are so thankful to have this special meal! Below are some of the items we need to prepare the meal.

Sweet Makeup OC

More information: https://www.instagram.com/p/CV3W1-bPHBn/ Please help us on getting couple items listed on the second picture of this post. You’re also welcome to venmo me and I can purchase the items on your behalf in these special moments full of memorable memories and being together, not everyone is fortunate to have even the basic needs.

Have fun with a Thanksgiving Food Donation Drive!

Donation drives are a great way to gather your friends and family to work together for a common cause! We appreciate you choosing Orange County Rescue Mission, and we want to make this simple for you.


Thank you! Every item donated helps to meet the needs of homeless men, women and children. They appreciate the help you offer as they do the hard work of transitioning from a state of homelessness to a restored life!

Donate to a food pantry

In Orange County, more than 400,000 people, including 1 in 7 children are food insecure. Consider donating your time or resources to a local food pantry such as; Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County or South County Outreach. These organizations are dedicated to providing nutritious meals to local children, seniors and families in need.

Participate in the Orange County Turkey Trot

The Orange County Turkey Trot is an annual fun run held on Thanksgiving Day. All funds raised through event registration go to the Orange County Rescue Mission, an organization focused on ending homelessness, one life at a time. This year’s goal is to raise enough money to provide 30,000 meals for the hungry and homeless of Orange County.

Donate to a clothing drive

The winter season is a vulnerable and dangerous time for those who are homeless or cannot afford their gas and electric bill. Spend some time cleaning out your closet and donate your gently used winter clothing items to the Goodwill of Orange County Donation Center.

Donate supplies to a local animal shelter

Lastly, consider donating to the Irvine Animal Care Center or the Orange County Humane Society . These local animal shelters that are devoted to giving neglected animals a second chance at life through adoption. They provide daily care, food and enrichment for each animal.