The time is quickly approaching for all of Edmond to become a city-wide neighborhood and
work together to make the annual Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner come to fruition.
Due to special circumstances regarding COVID-19, we are
still in the process of determining how we're going to proceed for 2020's
Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We will not have a dine-in option this year,
but we may potentially have a drive-through option. We hope that more details will
be available by the first of October; when we've determined how we're going to move
forward, we'll update this site and our
In the meantime, please stay safe out there! Thank you.
Established in 1981
This Edmond Thanksgiving Day tradition started in a small way in 1981
with the Paradise family invited some people from their own families to
join them for the traditional dinner. Since then, the tradition has
grown greatly and only the ballroom at UCO can accomodate all the guests.
5000 Dinners Annually
The event is quite an undertaking for the few Edmond churches who have
accepted the task of donating and preparing the traditional dinner for
about three thousand diners.
400 Annual Deliveries
In addition, about four hundred dinners are delivered to individuals who
cannot make it to UCO. The spirit of giving extends further with the surplus
being donated to the Hope Center, Breakfast on Boulevard, the Samaritan House,
Mobile Meals, Cook's Nite Out, and the Jesus House.
This annual event would not be possible without the over six hundred Edmond
volunteers who pitch in from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the Friday
Take a look at some of our past annual dinner events and volunteering efforts.
Check out our sponsors, without whom we wouldn't be able to contribute each year.
Contribute to the Community
At the dinner we all become the big family of Edmond by enjoying traditional food and also
the fellowship of our extended family. Everyone is welcome to come and sit down in a beautiful
setting for a few hours to connect with others in our community. If you wish to help make this
dinner a reality by volunteering, please click here to sign up.