Thanksgiving

thanksgiving_weblogoThank you so much for thinking of joining us at Food & Friends this Thanksgiving season. Without you, we would not be able to provide more than 3,500 Thanksgiving meals to our clients facing life-challenging illnesses. Your support makes it possible for each client to not only receive a Thanksgiving meal but to host their friends and loved ones for the holiday.

We hope you can join us in one of the many volunteer opportunities we have this week!

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23rd

Food Preparation

Assist with the holiday food preparation and packing groceries in our kitchen. Kitchen shifts last two to three hours and are available at 6:30am, 9 am, and 11 am. Kitchen volunteers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery
On Thanksgiving Day you will deliver meals to 2-4 clients living in DC, Maryland or Virginia. Clients will receive a complete turkey dinner for 5 people so that they can host their friends and family for the holiday. There are four delivery shifts: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am.

Volunteers must use their own vehicle, have a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record. The driver must be at least 18, but there is no lower age limit for passengers, making this a great activity for the whole family.

Thanksgiving Pilgrims
Thanksgiving Pilgrims help with the logistics of Thanksgiving Day. Volunteer positions include greeting kitchen and delivery volunteers, helping to load delivery bags into vans and assisting with traffic control. Volunteers may be positioned inside or outside of the building during their shift. Pilgrim shifts are held either from 6:30-8:15am, 8:00-10:15am and 10:00-12:00pm. No children under 18 are allowed.

THANKSGIVING DAY IS FULL

Thanksgiving Week

Monday, November 20th – Wednesday, November 22nd

Food Preparation

Assist with the thanksgiving food preparation and packing groceries in our kitchen.

Kitchen shifts last two to three hours and are available at 8:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00 pm. Kitchen volunteers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18.

Turkey Box Delivery

Deliver “Turkey Boxes” to our clients who live a greater distance from Food & Friends. Turkey Boxes are delivered on Monday November 20th and Tuesday November 21st so that clients have time to defrost their turkey and fixings before Thanksgiving Day. Delivery times for Turkey Box deliveries are flexible and dependent on each volunteer’s schedule. Volunteers must use their own vehicle, have a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record. The driver must be at least 18, but there is no lower age limit for passengers, making this a great activity for the whole family.

THANKSGIVING WEEK IS FULL

Slice of Life

Tuesday, November 21st

Volunteers for Slice of Life serve as Food & Friends’ representatives at each of our pie pick-up locations on Tuesday, November 21st. Volunteers will set up a pie pick-up station and assist customers as they arrive. Shifts are typically 3 hours and are available from 11:30am – 8:30pm. We will provide all of the materials needed and each volunteer will receive a Slice of Life T-shirt to wear and keep as a small token of our appreciation.

Sign up for Slice of Life Volunteer Opportunities

If you have any other questions regarding volunteer opportunities during Thanksgiving at Food & Friends, please contact Beth Stewart at estewart@foodandfriends.org or 202-269-6878.

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