Where to find Thanksgiving meal assistance in Gulf County

Several local organizations will be offering assistance with Thanksgiving meals to those in need this year. Starting next week, Gulf County residents will be able to enjoy a free meal or receive assistance with groceries from the following entities. 

This is a dynamic list and will be updated as we learn of more resources. Know of an organization or event that should be added? Email details to wweitzel@nevespublishing.com or call 850-851-0724.

Free Thanksgiving Dinners 

New Beginning Assembly 

The congregation at New Beginning Assembly of God in Highland View will be hosting their third annual Thanksgiving dinner for residents of Gulf County and Mexico Beach.  

The meal will be provided free of charge, and anyone is welcome to pick one up.

Dinner will be distributed Wednesday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST, and the church is located at 248 Dolphin Street in Port St. Joe. Those who would like to reserve a meal are invited to call Pastor Adam White at 850-340-1887.


Jonathan Rouse Thanksgiving Dinner 

Koran Rouse has been serving a Thanksgiving meal for the community in honor of his late brother, Jonathan, since 2018. 

The meal will be served in the Washington High School Gymnasium in North Port St. Joe on Sunday, Nov. 20 beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Rouse can be reached at 850-899-1149 if you are interested in volunteering or need more information. 


The Less Fortunate Still Matters Foundation Thanksgiving meal

The Less Fortunate Still Matters Foundation will be serving a free Thanksgiving meal in Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka on Wednesday, November 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Volunteers are needed.


Grocery Assistance 

Two Fish Food Market

Two Fish, which is run by the United Methodist Church, opened last year to provide assistance with groceries to families in need. 

They are offering groceries free of charge for registered shoppers who are in need. 

The store is located at 212 Williams Avenue. While they will not be open Thanksgiving Day, the market will be open for their regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.