Looking for a meaningful way to volunteer this Thanksgiving? Jews and non-Jews alike are invited to the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center’s 9th annual run of Everything… but the Turkey.
Taking place on Monday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 26, this event is expected to bring in 400 volunteers to cook 10,000 servings of food for residents of the Community for Creative Non-Violence homeless shelter as well as other local organizations, which serve the hungry. Hopefully, fewer D.C. residents will be without a hot meal and good cheer this Thanksgiving!
So why is the DCJCC cooking “everything… but the turkey”? Due to Jewish dietary laws, all food cooked at the Center must be kosher, and according to the FAQ page, it’s just not easy to get thousands of kosher turkeys in one place. (Who knew?) This cornerstone dish of the holiday will therefore be provided through DC Central Kitchen.
R.S.V.P. is mandatory and you can do so by clicking on the link above. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, but on Wednesday, the Center is advertising healthy snack bag making as a great activity for kids (not quite the same as a ton of ice cream and pumpkin pie but apparently, it’s good for you.) The event rolls both evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 and there’s a $13 charge.
Go forth and volunteer!
Crossposted to Examiner.com