2020 Food at First Thanksgiving

33rd Food At First Community-wide THANKSGIVING MEAL was Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:30am to 1pm and 600 traditional Thanksgiving carry out meals were served.

At First Christian Church, 611 Clark, Ames, IA (Across from Ames Police Station). CURBSIDE CARRY OUT ONLY, NO DINE-IN, Face masks required for all patrons outside and all volunteers inside at all times.


Thanksgiving 2020 at Food at First – Sign up to volunteer. Prep the meal, serve or cleanup. Wed Nov 25 and Thu Nov 26 shifts available. Thank you so much to all our amazing volunteers !

Important Coronavirus news for volunteers

Every volunteer needs to have their own FAF account and be signed up. With Covid-19 safety and distancing limits, FAF is not allowing any extra people in the building, so please absolutely no bringing extra family members along that are not signed up. Thank you for understanding in this difficult time, and thank you for volunteering!!

Sign-up <<- CLICK to volunteer, can’t volunteer then DONATE

Thanksgiving will be slightly different in 2020, no indoor seating, only carryout, but the message has not changed: Food at First is Thankful for its many volunteers today and every day, the many donations and gifts, the thousands of hours of dedication, and all the people that FAF is able to help make a brighter day. So much to be thankful for in 2020 !!

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton

Thanksgiving Thursday Nov 26, 2020 volunteers needed
Thanksgiving 2020