Where to find community, food on Thanksgiving Day

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Published: Nov. 21, 2018 at 5:33 PM AKST
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While many Alaskans are checking off their recipe lists and preparing for a big meal with friends and family Thursday, some may be without means or family connections to attend an in-home meal. If you’re looking to connect with other people on Thanksgiving Day, and don’t have any plans yet, here are a few options:

Anchorage - Bean’s Café

- 11:00 a.m. until all are fed.

Anchorage - Kriner’s Diner

- 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kriner’s Diner is serving up a feast for its 6th straight year. While the meal is free, tips and monetary donations will go to the Children’s Lunchbox food program.

Anchorage – Mt. View Shell Gas Station

- 12:30 – 5:30

Family members who run the business say the owner grew up in war-torn Korea and spent many nights hungry, and doesn’t want anyone to have a similar experience on Thanksgiving.

Eagle River – Lion’s Club

- noon – 2 p.m.

The Eagle River Lion’s Club is prepared to feed hundreds of Alaskans. The public feast has been going on for more than 30 years.

Homebound seniors

- Salvation Army deliveries

The Salvation Army delivers meals to homebound seniors on Thanksgiving morning. Last year it provided a meal to more than 400 seniors.

Mat-Su – Menard Center

- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.