For years, the Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma’s Rotary, Vintage House and many, many others have teamed up to serve over 500 free Thanksgiving dinners to local residents. Led by an all-volunteer crew, the free dinner has become a much-loved tradition in the Sonoma Valley, bringing together a broad cross-section of the community.
As always, the meal is made using locally sourced, fresh ingredients and includes all the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Longtime Sonoma Community Center volunteer and Rotarian Gary Edwards, along with his co-chef Daniel Quijada lead the dinner preparations. Local groups and individuals including Bright Event Rentals, Elaine Bell Catering, Paul’s Produce, Sonoma Market, and Joanne Romanini Distributing also donate supplies and ingredients for the event and Vintage House provides all of the desserts for the dinner.
The Free Thanksgiving Dinner is always held on Thanksgiving Day at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, with the doors opening at 3:00PM and meals are provided until the food runs out. Meals will be available on a first come, first served basis and all are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend, however, donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of producing the event.