Thanksgiving At
Food & Friends

November 23rd-26th, 2020

I would like to thank the entire Food & Friends team for the most wonderful Thanksgiving meal I could have ever hoped for. Because of you, I was able to invite my parents to dinner at my place for a change.
-Food & Friends client

Join us for a special week of service!

Monday, November 23rd-Thursday, November 26th

Food & Friends
219 Riggs Road NE
Washington, DC 20011

Join Food & Friends as we ensure that our seriously ill clients are able to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving meal with loved ones. Together, more than 1,000 volunteers will help prepare and home-deliver 3,500 full thanksgiving meals with all of the traditional holiday favorites – an entire roasted turkey, dressing and gravy, sides and pie, delivered to each of our clients’ homes.

Sponsors

Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving Week
Thanksgiving Day

Monday, 11/23- Wednesday, 11/25

Food Preparation

Assist with the Thanksgiving food preparation and packing groceries in our kitchen. Kitchen shifts last 2-3 hours and are available at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm 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.

Registration opens in October

Slice of Life Pie Distribution

Volunteers for Slice of Life will serve as Food & Friends’ representatives at each of our pie pick-up locations on Tuesday, November 24th, assisting customers as they arrive.

Registration opens in October

Thursday, 11/26

Food Preparation

Assist with the holiday food preparation and packing groceries in our kitchen. Kitchen shifts last 2-3 hours and are available at 6:30 am, 9:00 am, and 11:00 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 Deliveries

On Thanksgiving Day you will deliver meals to 2-4 clients living in D.C., 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: 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am. 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.

About Us

“Food is medicine for the body.  I feel like a valuable person and that I can battle this cancer with your help.  You don’t know how grateful I am to receive this food.”

 

Chef’s Best raises critically needed funds to support Food & Friends.  Our home-delivered meals and nutrition counseling serve adults, children and families living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the Washington, D.C. area.  For more than 30 years, we have been building a community of support with and for our neighbors, delivering hope and health, one meal at a time.  Your support during Chef’s Best and throughout the year ensures we can continue providing life-sustaining nourishment to our neighbors in need.

 

Our freezers are at capacity! Help us purchase a permanent, walk-in freezer before our fiscal year ends on September 30th.FUND A FREEZER