PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Editor's note: The above video is from November 9.
Thanksgiving in 2020 is just another event that COVID-19 will impact.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will be a virtual event. Travel plans are being changed.
Social distancing requirements are in place, and many restaurants have felt the strain and been forced to close amid the pandemic.
While many hotels, churches and organizations typically host free Thanksgiving meals and buffets, the number has been reduced in our area this year.
Some organizations have adjusted plans and are offering to-go meals on Thanksgiving.
Here is our list of the available events offering free Thanksgiving meals across Central Pennsylvania (if your event does not appear in our list, and you would like to be added, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org):
The Salvation Army Carlisle, My Brother’s Table
20 E Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Thursday, Nov. 26th, 12:00-1:00
Take-out Thanksgiving dinner is free to anyone in need. Free daily meals provided throughout the week. For more details you can visit the Salvation Army's website here.
All You Can, Inc.
333 Market Street, Harrisburg
Saturday, November 21 from noon - 3:00 p.m.
Grab-and-go holiday meals will be distributed for free.
611 Reily Street, Harrisburg
Thursday, November 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
To-go meals will be handed out to those in need.
Bright Side Baptist Church
515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster
Thursday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The dinner is take out only.
Columbia United Methodist Church
510 Walnut Street, Columbia
Thursday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The dinner is take out only. To reserve a dinner and schedule a pickup time, you may call the church office at 717-684-2356. The reservation deadline is Friday, Nov. 20.
St. Phillip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster
Thursday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The dinner is for pick up.
LifePath Christian Ministries
370 West Clarke Avenue, York
Thursday, November 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
It is a takeout style hot meal.