Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Host Annual FREE Thanksgiving Dinners at All Eleven Clubs

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) will host free Thanksgiving dinners at all 11 clubs for anyone in the community to attend throughout the month of November. Celebrating their 55th year, BGCEV serves over 34,000 children and teens in the East Valley providing programs and opportunities that may not be available otherwise. Volunteers are always wanted and greatly appreciated, especially at Queen Creek, Stevenson, and Gilbert branches.


“Being able to provide Thanksgiving dinners to the community we directly serve is so important to Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley. This may be their only hot meal during the holiday season and it’s our duty to provide for our members of the community whenever we can,” said Connie Perez, CEO of BGCEV.


Below is a list of dates and times when the dinners will be held. BGCEV will provide dinners for over 5,000 East Valley community members.



November 13th — 6:00-8:00 pm

Apache Junction

November 14th — 5:30-7:00 pm


November 15th — 5:30-7:00 pm


November 15th — 5:30-7:00 pm


November 15th — 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Queen Creek

November 15th — 5:30 pm-7:30 pm


November 16th — 5:00- 7:00 pm

North Tempe

November 19th — 6:00-7:30 pm



November 20th — 6:00-7:30 pm


November 20th — 5:30-8:00 pm


November 21st — 5:30-7:30 pm


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About Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

For over 55 years Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) has served more than 35,000 youth and teens with educational, fun and healthy programs and opportunities at our 11 branches in Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek, Mesa, Guadalupe, Gilbert, Laveen, Sacaton and the Mesa Arts Academy. BGCEV offers Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, STEM, Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs for youth and teens ages 5-18.  The three priority outcomes are:  Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. To learn more about BGCEV, please visit our website at or call 480.820.3688.

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