YMCA of Greater Charlotte

University City YMCA

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thank You

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, donors and EVERYONE who helped make our Thanksgiving dinner a huge success. Your contributions helped impact our community in a tremendous way. We fed over 600 individuals!

We'll see you next year!

Community Thanksgiving Dinner


University City Thanksgiving Dinner
Every November

Sponsored by Food Lion & TIAA Cref

Every year, the University City YMCA hosts its annual Thanksgiving Dinner the Thursday prior to Thanksgiving Day in order to provide a hot meal and fellowship to neighbors who may not have families, homes or food of their own. Families and individuals from low income neighborhoods, nursing homes and homeless shelters are invited to join us for food, fellowship and food at the Y.

It doesn't stop there! During the weeks leading up to the event, we gather food from the community for our annual food drive. This food is given to the Thanksgiving Dinner guests as they leave. 

You Can Still Help 
This event is only possible with the help of financial sponsors, food donations and amazing volunteers from the community and local businesses. We need your help!

>> If you would like to be a sponsor, contact:
Natia Walker, Outreach Development Director | (704) 716-6761

>> You can donate! Here's how:
  • Donate to our Food Drive. Learn more >>
  • Financially support the YMCA. You can donate online >>
  • You can also donate by contacting Natia Walker at (704) 716-6761.


Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Food Lion 
BJ's Wholesale 
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
St. Paul Baptist Church
Chick-Fil-A at University City
Chick-Fil-A at Albemarle Road 
  Texas Land & Cattle
Elevation Church
AME Zion Church
Lake Norman Charter School
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Kevin Praseuth
Joann & Jack Spaleta
Deborah & Matt Slee 

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.