30th Annual Cherokee Thanksgiving

November 24, 2022

Important Update

Due to a fire at Williamson Brothers BBQ in October, our host site has been changed to La Catrina Tacos and Margaritas. We are grateful to Reyes and Sharon Morales for their dedication and work with Cherokee Thanksgiving and in helping to secure a new location in such a short time. Please be in prayer for them and all their employees during this difficult time.


Cherokee Thanksgiving provides free meals on Thanksgiving Day for those in our community who would otherwise not have a Thanksgiving meal. We focus not only on those who are economically disadvantaged, but those who are serving the community and are not able to have a meal with their own family (emergency service providers, care facility workers, etc.).


  • Cherokee Thanksgiving started in 1992 by Don Stevens and his family.
  • The original mission was to provide meals locally, on Thanksgiving Day, to those in need. We now also provide meals to community workers, including many local police and fire departments.
  • Utilizing volunteers from all over the community, meals have been delivered to thousands of individuals and families for the past 29 years.
  • The number of meals served in 2021 was 2,400, 700 meals were picked up and 1,700 were delivered.
  • The area served has also grown to include not only Canton, but Woodstock, Acworth, Holly Springs, Ball Ground and most of Pickens County.
  • We continue to raise awareness of our organizations need to raise the community’s awareness of our mission and how each person can help.


La Catrina Tacos and Margaritas

2247 Cumming Highway, Suite 100
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 224-6184

Williamson Brothers BBQ

1600 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 345-9067

Canton First United Methodist Church

930 Lower Scott Mill Rd.
Canton, GA US 30115
(770) 479-2502

Cherokee County School District

1205 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 479-1871


1365 Riverstone Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 720-9676

Reformation Brewery

225 Reformation Pkwy
Suite #500
Canton, GA 30114
(678) 341-0828

The Mill On Etowah

225 Reformation Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
(678) 762-9950


Upcoming Events

1:00 - 6:00 pm
The Mill on Etowah
225 Reformation Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114

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Want to Volunteer?

We have over 160 volunteers each year to make Cherokee Thanksgiving happen.

Join us to help prepare, pack, serve or deliver Thanksgiving meals!

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In Need of Meals?

Reserve your meals by signing up. You can either pick up meals or have them delivered to your home!

Click Here to Reserve Meals

Make a Donation

Cherokee Thanksgiving is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are totally funded by donations from individuals, businesses, churches, schools and civic organizations.

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Personal or Company Check

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Cherokee Thanksgiving

and mail to:
Cherokee Thanksgiving
PO Box 5241
Canton, GA 30114

In Need of Meals?

You can either pick up meals or have them delivered to your home!

Click Here to Reserve Meals

We encourage you to register online to help us with logistics, meal prep and managing the event. If you aren't able to register on the site, or know someone who needs meals but doesn't have the ability to register online, they can call 678-632-3806. The message should indicate number of meals needed, recipient's name, phone number or email, and address for delivery. All meal requests must be received by November 20, 2022.

Want to Volunteer?

Join us to help prepare, pack, serve or deliver Thanksgiving meals!

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