Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless Community


Thank you to all who volunteered! Check out the statistics from this year’s event below!

  • 267 individuals served
  • Over 30 volunteers
  • 15 volunteers from the Hard Rock
  • $1000 of gloves, hats and socks distributed to the homeless
  • Served individuals from Wheeler’s shelters, the streets and from referrals from Horizon House 

Post by Matt Holland

What:  Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless at the Hard Rock Café

When: Thanksgiving Day from 9:30 am to 1 pm

Where: 49 S. Meridian Street. 

To provide a time of fellowship and outreach to the homeless community, Matt Holland from HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program, will be volunteering at the Hard Rock Café on to serve Thanksgiving Dinner to those in need.  This is a free event to show our support and care for those without homes this holiday season.  The volunteers will focus on providing an event of togetherness, caring and support while serving Thanksgiving Dinner to those in shelters and on the street in order to show that the community has them in their heart during this time of the year.

The homeless community will receive a meal served by volunteers, community support and be able to select winter items such as gloves, hats and scarves to help them stay warm.  The doors will open at 9:30am and those eating from the community will be served until everyone has eaten.  This event will provide community support so that those in the homeless community know that they are not alone and also can find support in the community for services that they may need this holiday season.  There is no fee for anyone who would like to eat, just that they are homeless and would like to enjoy a wonderful holiday meal. 

If you would like to volunteer, please email Matt Holland at Space is limited and spaces for volunteering are filling up quickly.  If anyone knows someone in a situation of homelessness, they can pass on the information and have them come down to eat the day of the event.  During this week, we ask that those in the community please think of the homeless population of our city so that each of us can help someone in need connect to community services that may help them reach a place of self sufficiency.  

For more information on how to help those who are experiencing homelessness in our community, please contact the Homeless Initiative Program at 317-957-2275 or refer to our location at 1835 N. Meridian Street.

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