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Eat, Gay, Love 2022: Giving Thanks to the Community

Annual inclusive Thanksgiving dinner built on community care

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Thursday, November 24 | 2-5 p.m. | Billy Sunday Charlotte | Free

Our fourth annual inclusive Thanksgiving dinner keeps the same mission: Spread love and food to our underserved members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Queen City Nerve partners with Billy Sunday (1115 N. Brevard Street, Unit 1) to host a free dinner on Thanksgiving day for anyone in search of community care. Unfortunately, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are often excluded from family functions during the holidays and we work together to offer a safe space for enjoyment.



Community Care

For the third year, we are partnering with Block Love CLT. This is to make sure that all of our leftovers (not the ones from the plates) are going to a good home. Block Love CLT is a local nonprofit organization that sets up in Uptown every single day to serve dinner to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and twice a week for breakfast. Afterward, all of their leftovers are distributed to encampments and shelters around the city to spread the love. All of our leftovers will be boxed up and contributed to their mission of spreading block love.

We operate this event on a donation basis. We ask that if you are willing and able, to donate either your time or food and supplies to this effort. Below you will find a form to submit what you are able to contribute to the dinner. Please select one of every option that you are able to donate. Check back for the form to be updated with what is still needed leading up to the event.

All monetary donations not used directly for the event are donated to Block Love CLT.

Drop-off instructions for food and supplies will be delivered to your email inbox after submitting a donation form. Please include your email for us to keep in contact with you!

We are offering curbside pick-up for anyone who does not feel comfortable being inside the space for dinner.



COVID Precautions

Though restrictions have been significantly loosened since our last Eat, Gay, Love event, we are still working to ensure the safety of all our volunteers and guests. Current CDC guidance on how to better protect yourself and understand risks can be viewed on their website.

Make a Monetary Donation


We are going to be feeding a lot of people this year for our annual inclusive Thanksgiving dinner. After the party is over and everyone is full of food and love, we will be boxing up and donating the remaining food to Block Love CLT so that they can distribute dinner to our homeless neighbors at encampments and shelters all around the city. Each item amount is specific for serving with COVID restrictions. If you would like to donate more, please reach out to info@qcnerve.com to coordinate either monetary or additional food donations.

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