2021 Food at First Thanksgiving

34th Food At First Community-wide THANKSGIVING MEAL will be Thursday, November 25th, 2021 from 11:30am to 1pm

Location: 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.

2021 Thanksgiving Food at First


Thanksgiving 2021 at Food at First – Sign up to volunteer. Prep the meal, serve or cleanup. Shifts are available all week! 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!!

Thanksgiving in 2021 will involve 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 2021!

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