Free Thanksgiving meals offered around Whatcom County


Several places around Whatcom County are offering free community meals for Thanksgiving. Donations are welcome at most of the events.


Old Town Cafe, 316 W. Holly St., Bellingham, serves its 41st annual free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event also includes live entertainment throughout the meal service.

American Legion Family Post 86 will serve a free community Thanksgiving feast with a traditional menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G. St. Event is open to everyone. Senior center open only for the meal; no activities.

Five Columns Restaurant, 1301 E. Maple St., Bellingham, offers traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings served free to those 65 and over from noon to 2 p.m. Restaurant open noon to 8 p.m. for either the Thanksgiving meal or its regular dinner menu at usual prices. Call 360-676-9900 for reservations.

Good Burger's sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner will be at Lee's Drive-In at the corner of James and Alabama streets in Bellingham. Traditional Thanksgiving meal served noon to 3 p.m. (Despite the name, Lee's has lots of indoor seating).

United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St., provides free turkey dinner with all the trimmings at noon. All are welcome.

The Ground Floor, on the first floor of The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham, is offering a space from 4 to 6 p.m. for students and community members who need a place to dine together. They hope to serve at least 35 people but can accommodate up to 100. Donation of $3 requested but no one will be turned away; bring a dish to share if you can.


Lighthouse Mission free community meal will be held noon to 2 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Usually about 500 people are served.

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