Whiteaker Thanksgiving Dinner


Every November businesses and volunteers from Eugene and Springfield come together to support the Whiteaker Free Thanksgiving Dinner. This is the 24th year for the event which includes the give-away of sleeping bags, blankets, toiletries, shoes, and warm clothing. It will be my second year as a volunteer.

Preparing and serving the dinner takes generous donations and hundreds of volunteers. “The tradition dates back to the 1980s, when a group of Whiteaker neighborhood residents started taking people into their homes for Thanksgiving.”

This year several thousand people will enjoy good company and a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

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