Many community groups are offering free meals for people in need during the Thanksgiving season.

Providers include the city of Cleveland, the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, the Catholic Hunger and Shelter Network and the institutions listed below.

After a hiatus for a family death in 2008, Michael’s Family Restaurant will serve free Thanksgiving Day meals for the 26th year. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. at the restaurant, 19797 Detroit Road, Rocky River.

Below is a list of other free meals:


3:30 p.m., Morning Star Baptist Church, 10250 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland.

5 p.m., 2nd Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1881 East 71st St.

Tuesday, Nov. 24:

4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 5708 Woodland Ave., Cleveland.

5 p.m., Philemon Community Baptist Church, 12618 Shaw Ave., Cleveland

Wednesday, Nov. 25:

11 a.m., Faith Community Church, 2355 East 55th St., Cleveland

Noon, Werner Community Church, 2572 Martin Luther King Dr., Cleveland

4 p.m., Community AME Church, 5805 Lexington Ave., Cleveland

4 p.m., Northeast Church, 8108 Pulaski Ave., Cleveland

5:30 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 3940 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Cleveland

5:30 p.m., CACC #3, 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland

5:30 p.m., East Glenville Supper Place, 12651 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland

Thursday, Nov. 26:

8 a.m., hot breakfast, OLA/St. Joseph Center, 2346 West 14th St., Cleveland.

11 a.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church, 2486 West 14th St.

11 a.m., St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church, 2310 West 14th St.

11 a.m., St. Colman Catholic Church, 2027 West 65th St.

11 a.m., King-Kennedy Estates — North Building, 2501 East 59th St.

11 a.m., Fifth Christian Church, 14109 Benwood Ave.

11 a.m., St. Luke Episcopal Church, 1349 West 75th St.

11 a.m., Rockhill Ministries, 11739 Kinsman Road, Cleveland.

11 a.m., Harbor Light, 1710 Prospect Ave.

11 a.m., Lorain Catholic Charities Family Center, 203 Eighth St.

11 a.m., Imani Church, 1505 East 260th St., Euclid.

11 a.m., Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 12707 Superior Ave., East Cleveland

11 a.m., Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave. For transportation or homebound meals, contact 440-255-3496.

11:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

11:30 a.m. , Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 1800 Steese Road, Green Township.

Noon, Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave., Cleveland.

Noon, Garfield Heights United Methodist Church, 4977 Turney Road.

Noon, St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 8601 Wade Park Ave.

Noon, St. Anselm Church, Kelly Hall, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township.

Noon, Grace Evangelical Church, 14951 Auburn Road, Newbury Township.

1 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 13001 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, preceded by games and activities at 12:30. Please reserve a seat at 216-321-2790.

1 p.m., Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton. For optional reservations or homebound meals, call 440-237-7958.

2 p.m., Friendship Mennonite Church, 21881 Libby Road, Bedford Heights.

4:30 p.m., Cory Kitchen, 1115 East 105th St.

Saturday, Nov. 28:

Noon, St. James AME Church, 8401 Cedar Ave., Cleveland.

4:30 p.m., Dunham Avenue Church, 1629 East 66th St., Cleveland.

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