Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Serving Others this Thanksgiving in DC

Staying in the D.C. region this holiday or just want to donate a few dollars to ensure families will have a joyful Thanksgiving? Below you will find several places you can share, from volunteering to donating to support a local charity. Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving everyone. There is so much to be thankful for and so many we can help! Cheers. Jade

  • Every year during Holiday Helpings, Bread for the City provides thousands of our clients with special packages from our pantry -- including a turkey and all the trimmings. Through Holiday Helpings, they ensure that these struggling families can share a celebratory holiday meal in the sanctity of their own home. It costs just $28.85 to provide Holiday Helpings to a family of four. How many families can you bring Holiday Helpings to this year? Make a donation today.
  • The Capital Area Food Bank regularly works to fill the meal gap to provide these seniors with nourishing food, and we would like to go big for them on Thanksgiving Day. Every year they conduct a Thanksgiving campaign to provide seniors with a bountiful Thanksgiving food bag. Last year we were able to provide 3500 senior citizens with a turkey and five other Thanksgiving complements that typically make up this season’s delicious holiday meal. Learn more here on how you can donate a meal.
  • Volunteers for Slice of Life serve as Food & Friends representatives at each of our pie pick-up locations on Tuesday, November 22nd. Volunteers will set up a pie distribution station and assist customers as they arrive. Shifts are available from 10:30am - 8:00pm. We will provide all of the materials needed to successfully distribute pies. In addition, each volunteer will receive a Slice of Life T-shirt to wear and to keep as a small token of our appreciation. Learn more on volunteer opportunities here.
  • Join So Others Might Eat (SOME) for their 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger 5K run or walk. Work off that turkey and learn more here.

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