Thursday, October 23, 2014

mouth watering holiday meals

Thanksgiving and Christmas and a number of other celebrations make your mouth water during that month or so beginning at the end of November.  Think of those office holiday parties or that banquet to celebrate the New Year.  Of course the biggest feast of the year is usually on Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and potatoes and stuffing and cranberry sauce and maybe even some pumpkin pie!  Yum! 
Now picture yourself just barely able to make ends meet or perhaps not making it at all and going without meals more often than not.  Those mouth-watering holiday meals might not even be on your radar.  It would be lovely to have such a feast, but not everyone can afford it.  Well, here is an opportunity for those who have, to help those who don't have.  During the next month or so, many places set up canned food drives or special collections for holiday meals.  In addition, there are many places that serve special holiday meals for those in need.
Here in San Francisco places like Glide Memorial and Tenderloin Tessie's are known for stepping up at this time of year.  Other organizations are doing things too.  The Northern California Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is partnering with SF-Marin Food Bank to donate turkeys to families in need. Each individual who fundraises $250 between November 18-23 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will have a turkey donated in their name to SF-Marin Food Bank.  (You don't have to donate the whole $250, if you donate on my fundraising page and I can raise that amount from all of my donors, a turkey will be given!  Click HERE to help).
In just a few days I am moving to a new community and I already know that the local Catholic church is doing something for Thanksgiving.  There are events just about everywhere.  If there isn't something already where you live, why not start one?

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