Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Five years ago, Mary Kay von Brendel put together the first Community Thanksgiving Dinner in just two weeks. With the help and generosity of of friends and the community, 50 guests were served. Since their humble beginnings, the event has since grown every year thanks to the help of many volunteers and the generosity of the community. The organization now has three locations throughout Washington County where dinner is served. Meals will also be delivered to those who cannot attend one of the locations due to physical impairments and local bus service in West Bend will be provided for the surrounding senior communities and apartment complexes. The organization plans on serving approximately 600 meals this year.


To raise money for the dinner, the organization will host a benefit concert:

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Benefit Concert feat. Roller Mills String Band is November 17

University of Wisconsin West Bend Theater at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Admission is free with donations accepted at the door


The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is November 22 from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

The three locations for the dinner:

St. Mary's Parish Hall, 406 Jefferson Street, West Bend, 262-338-5600

New Hope UCC Church, 4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson, 262-677-2345

Faith Lutheran Church, W172 N11187 Division Road, Germantown, 262-251-8250


For a reservation for both an in-person meal or a delivery meal, call 262-305-0669


Donations are being accepted at all Westbury Bank Locations or mail to:

St. Mary's Parish

Attn: Mary Kay von Brendel

415 Roosevelt Drive

West Bend, WI 53090

Please make all checks payable to: Community Thanksgiving Dinner