CLEVELAND, Ohio — The official start of the holiday season is Thursday. While many of us will be at a table with a turkey as its centerpiece, many others won’t. A number of churches and groups have heard the call and will open their doors to those in need. Here’s a list of some of the places serving hot meals.
West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Cleveland. Serving breakfast 9 to 10 a.m. and lunch 12 to 12:45 p.m. weekdays, serving breakfast 9 to 10 am and dinner 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturdays. 216-631.4741.
St. Herman’s House of Hospitality, 4410 Franklin Blvd. Cleveland. Serving three meals daily, breakfast from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Faith Based Initiative, 10313 Garfield Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20. 216-496-7881
Second Ebenezer MBC, 1881 E. 71 St., Cleveland. Serving dinner 5 to 7 p.m.
St. Luke/Grace Community Meal, 13030 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Serving dinner at 5 p.m.
MONDAY AND SATURDAY
Changing Lives Ministries, 12651 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner Monday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Serving lunch Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 440-491-1747.
Christian Family Outreach, 711 E. 105 St., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (while supplies last) 216-849-1750.
Rescuing the Perishing, 30635 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Serving dinner 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 10932 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 216-451-3262
St. Mary’s House of Hospitality, 5500 W. 54 St., Parma. Doors open at 2 p.m. Serving dinner 4 to 5:30 p.m. 440-237-2347. 440-.840-8654.
Salvation Army CACC#3, 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Community AME Church, 5805 Lexington Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
East Shore Church’s Soups On, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Northeast Church of God Soup Kitchen, 8108 Pulaski Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Doors open at 3 p.m. serving dinner at 6 p.m.
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 799 E. 82 St., Cleveland. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 216-391-4415 x11.
Temple Baptist Church, 1862 Noble Road, East Cleveland. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pearl Road United Methodist Church, 4200 Pearl Road, Cleveland. Serving dinner Thursday at 6 p.m. 216-661-5642.
Mt. Zion Congregational Church UCC, 10723 Magnolia Dr., Cleveland. Serving lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 216-391-5760.
Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 12701 Superior Ave., East Cleveland. Serving dinner from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 216-291-3112.
St. Boniface Catholic Church, 3545 W. 54 St., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
St. Rita Catholic Church, 33200 Baldwin Road, Solon. Serving lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Call for reservations 440-248-1350
Care on the Square, 1744 Payne Ave., Cleveland. Serving lunch from noon to 1:15 p.m. 440-546-1120.
Clague Road UCC, 3650 Clague Rd., North Olmsted. Serving dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cove United Methodist Church, 12501 Lake Ave., Lakewood. Serving lunch from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. 216-262-5650.
Lakewood New Life Church (at Crossroads City Mission), 5310 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland. Serving dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 440-960-0006.
Manna Food from Heaven, 2100 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland. Serving dinner at 5 p.m. 216-509-7960.
Thea Bowman Center, 11901 Oakfield Ave., Cleveland. Serving lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2031 West 30th St., Cleveland. Serving dinner at 4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOV. 26
Lakewood New Life Church (at Laura’s House), 8120 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, serving dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 440-960-0006.
St. Albert the Great Parish (at the Metanoia Project), 2459 Washington Ave., Cleveland. Serving dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 440-237-6760.
Church of the Epiphany, 21000 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid. Serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 216-731-1316 .
Church of St. Anselm, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland. Serving lunch from noon to 3 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State St., Painesville. Serving lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Serving dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday.
Karpos Ministry, 242 N. State St., Painesville. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 440.725.2212
Lake County West End YMCA, 37100 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Serving lunch from noon to 3 p.m.
Willow Praise Church, 32901 Vine St., Willowick. Serving lunch from noon to 2 p.m.
Salvation Army, 2506 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Serving dinner at 5 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church, 162 S. Main St., Oberlin. Serving dinner from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria. Serving dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Center, 2726 Caroline Ave., Lorain. Serving lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 250 3rd St., Elyria. Serving lunch from noon to 3 p.m.
St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 5500 Lear Nagle Road, North Ridgeville. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.