It has been a Thanksgiving tradition for us to open our home to any and all for Thanksgiving dinner. When I managed a lot of people at the ‘evil empire corporation’ many of the people who worked with me joined us. One year there was a fire in an apartment building behind our house and we invited everyone to eat with us. Many of my son’s co-workers join us each year. Seems someone is always far from home or newly divorced or just alone.
This year we’re a little scaled back since it is Hope’s first Thanksgiving and the number of people on both sides of the family who wish to gaze upon her are many.
I’m making baked ziti for my VFW buddies. I’ll drop off pans of it on Tuesday and the guys will take it home with them. On Thanksgiving night I’ll drop by and see a few of my favorites – especially one gentleman who doesn’t leave home much anymore – I’m bringing dinner plates for him and his nurse.
It has always been my experience that we feel the fullest when we share with others.
The ‘World Food Programme’ has a wonderful thing that anyone can do. You can donate to feed people in the name of anyone – you then add that person’s name and photo to their website and send them a card telling them about it. Check it out HERE
Feeding America has a food pantry locator. Just CLICK and enter your zip. If you need food or have food to share you’ll find the pantry closest to you.
When my son was younger we usually worked at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving. We had some of our best holidays those years.
VOLUNTEER MATCH can help you find a place.
Just go to search and enter your zip code and the keyword Thanksgiving.
I know many of us are busy with family but we can still help. Just click HERE and help those who sponsor the site feed hungry people.
Last but so far from least please check out THIS post by my wonderful friend Lisa, The Mountain Photog. It’s all about a great way to spend the day after Thanksgiving.
And as always, there is Hope …