Free Thanksgiving dinners offered

The County Star has received information about three free Thanksgiving dinners offered in the area for those who will be alone on Thursday, Nov. 28. 

Nonprofit organizations wishing to submit information about their free Thanksgiving meal may email by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for inclusion in the Nov. 21 edition.  

Cambridge Lutheran Church - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join Cambridge Lutheran Church for its annual community-wide Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 621 Old North Main St., Cambridge. 

Volunteers will serve a hot, traditional turkey meal with all of the fixings. Sit-down or take-out is available. 

Everyone is welcome. No cost. Freewill offering received. Any excess funds benefit Mission Jamaica. 

Take-out meals are available from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Please RSVP to order take-out meals. 

Volunteers are needed to donate pies, bake a turkey, help serve or clean-up. To offer to help, call Joanne at 651-983-1686 or email 

North Branch Lions Club - Delivery at noon

The North Branch Lions Club will provide a free complete home-cooked hot turkey dinner with all the traditional trimmings delivered to homes on Thursday, Nov. 28, beginning at noon. 

The menu includes roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, cranberries, vegetables, Waldorf salad, dinner roll and pumpkin pie. 

Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, Nov. 25, by calling one of the following: North Branch Chamber of Commerce at 641-674-4077, Post-Haste Business Solutions at 651-237-1115, Chisago County Senior Center at 651-674-8658 or local churches. 

Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals. Those interested in volunteering should call John at Post-Haste at 651-237-1115.  

Rush City COMMUNITY - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

The churches of Rush City will offer their 17th annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Jay Avenue – a new location from previous years. 

The traditional dinner will include roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, vegetable, bread, pumpkin pie and beverage. Carry-outs and home delivery will be available. If a delivery is requested, please call 320-358-4076.  

This meal is hosted by Rush City churches, Thrivent Financial and Rush City Lions. 

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