Donations Sought for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

On Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Mesquite Senior Center will host a complimentary community Thanksgiving meal. This annual tradition of serving over 1,200 meals to residents from Mesquite, Bunkerville and the surrounding areas is only possible through the generous donations of businesses, organizations and individuals.

Donations can be applied towards specific items (e.g. dinner rolls, yams, etc.) or towards the overall cost of the event. 

The Senior Center is also accepting in-kind donations.  Unfortunately, the Senior Center cannot accept store-bought items.  All in-kind donations must be purchased through properly licensed commercial food vendors (e.g. Sysco or US Foods). Below is a list of needed items.


  • Turkey
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Yams
  • Stuffing
  • Dinner rolls
  • Pumpkin Pies
  • Margarine (pound)
  • Apple Juice Sun Cup
  • Coffee
  • Decaf Coffee
  • Sweet n Low
  • Regular Sugar
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Milk (1/2 Pint-1% Milk)
  • 5 Compartment Trays
  • Oliver Homebound 3C Trays 
  • 6” Pie Plates
  • 2 oz. Souffle Cups and Lids
  • Napkins
  • Morcon-Large Trash Bags (55g)
  • Aluminum Foil Pans


Those interested in making an in-kind donation, please coordinate with Senior Center Head Cook, Leora Hillius, prior to ordering.  She can be reached at (702) 346-5290 ext. 4104 or via email at  


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for people to gather in unity, count blessings, and express gratitude for health and family.  In this spirit, The City of Mesquite extends an invitation to all the residents of Mesquite, Bunkerville and the surrounding areas to come share a complementary Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.

Hosted by the Mesquite Senior Center, located at 102 W. Old Mill Rd., this meal is an opportunity to not only enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes and all of the trimmings, but to also enjoy friends, neighbors, family and other people in the community.  You never know, you might meet a new friend!

This free holiday meal is made possible by the generosity of businesses, organizations and individuals in our community through the donation of time and treasure.

In addition, there are age-appropriate volunteer opportunities for individuals and whole families available.  Volunteer time slots are in one-hour blocks.  Financial contributions in any amount would be greatly appreciated too. Those interested in donating or volunteering can contact Krissy Thornton for details at 702-346-5290 ext. 4102 or via email at  

For more information about this event or any other program, please contact Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor, at 346-5290 ext. 4006 or via email at