Mel Trotter Ministries will host a free, traditional Thanksgiving Community Meal for individuals and families experiencing homelessness as well as anyone in the greater Grand Rapids community who is looking for fellowship around a Thanksgiving table.
Help us in providing this community meal to those in our community who are in need through either sponsoring or volunteering. Click on the button below to sponsor.
Volunteer Registration will open September 6, 2022.Sponsor Thanksgiving
Let's host the Thanksgiving Community Meal together! Table sponsorship starts at $250 per table. Review the sponsorship opportunities and consider becoming a sponsor.
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Volunteer Registration will open September 6, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time will the meal be served?
The meal will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Will there be a bus shuttle service?
Yes, the Grand Rapids Transportation Service will transport guest to the event. The Rapid is able to provide free transportation on the day of the event.
What time should I arrive if I am a volunteer?
Please arrive 30 mins before the time of your shift to check-in and receive instructions.
Where can I park?
Parking is available free of charge on Thanksgiving Day on the lower level at DeVos Place or at the Public Parking lots across the street at the front of the building. If you volunteer on Wednesday, we will provide parking validation passes.
Can I bring my relative or friend who is visiting for the holiday? Can I just show up?
We wish to discourage walk-ins at the event because of limited volunteer slots.
Can I volunteer?
Volunteer Registration opens September 6th, 2022