Fort Madison Community Thanksgiving Dinner

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the Fort Madison Community Thanksgiving Dinner Committee is busy preparing for another great meal.

The 2023 Fort Madison Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, and will be carry out, delivery and dine in! The committee will again serve meals from the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1287 located at 4821 Avenue O Suite #4 and invite you to dine in with them from 11 am – 1 pm.

Volunteers will be needed to help deliver meals to those who are unable to get out. Deliveries will be made from 10 am – 1 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  Carry out meals can be picked up at the Eagles Club between 12 – 2 pm. Free-will donations are accepted as well as canned good items for the Food Pantry.

All meals will need to be ordered ahead of time by calling the Thanksgiving Hotline at 319-316-8204 beginning November 6th until November 21st.

“We are excited to invite community members to dine with us again. This event is all about giving our community a chance to enjoy Thanksgiving with others. Our volunteers are what help make this event so successful. We’ll be needing delivery drivers again as well as people to help on the service lines. Volunteers will also be needed on Wednesday for prep.” states Chamber Director Savanna Collier.  If you’d like to volunteer, please call the Turkey Hotline at 319-316-8204 starting November 6th to sign-up.

The committee appreciates the efforts of the greater Fort Madison businesses for sponsoring and volunteers that help make this free event happen. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to “Community Thanksgiving” at 614 7th Street, Fort Madison, IA. They especially would like to thank the Eagles Club for the use of their space and the Iowa State Penitentiary for their help in the preparation of the food. It is the goal of the group to see that no one is overlooked this Thanksgiving, so getting the word out to community members in need and to those who may not have a family to share a holiday meal with is of utmost importance!