American Legion Christmas Ham Dinners (2023)

Christmas Holiday Dinner

The American Legion Post 3, located in Gloucester, will again proudly deliver free Christmas Holiday Ham Dinners to the elderly, shut-ins, veterans, and needy in the Cape Ann area on Monday, December 25, 2023. The meals will be free. We will be serving the communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, Ipswich, Wenham, and Hamilton.


Our goal is to serve and deliver as many free holiday meals as we can to our fellow veterans, their families, the elderly, and other “special citizens.” This past Thanksgiving, we successfully served and delivered over 670 Meals! In this time of financial insecurity the demand is still there, if not more. Post No. 3 of the American Legion, intends to honor it.

We will be looking for volunteer drivers and servers!

We will need servers from 9:30a.m. until all of the meals have been served, packed and delivered.
We will need drivers from 10:30am until all of the meals have been delivered.
We will again be operating out of the Open Door Food Pantry, 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA.

How to order and volunteer ONLY AFTER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th.

  1. Call 978-283-7117 ONLY anytime and leave a message. DO NOT CALL THE POST!
  2. Email your request to

Recipients: Please make sure to clearly give your name, address, phone number and number of meals.
Drivers/Servers: Please make sure to clearly give your name, phone number and email address.

Deadline for meal orders and volunteer sign up

12:00pm Thursday, December 21, 2023


Deliveries will be made on Christmas Day between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. RECIPIENTS MUST BE HOME to receive their meals.  If the recipient is not home, the meals will not be left!

Monetary  donations are needed, but no food donations this year. Mail monetary donations to American Legion Post 3, P. O. Box 122, Gloucester, MA 01931-0122.

Thank you for your support,
Mark L. Nestor
Commander, Post No. 3

Capt. Lester S. Wass Post No. 3
The American Legion
Department of Massachusetts, Inc.
Post Office Box 122
Gloucester, MA 01931-0122
(978) 283-9710