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.
Help build a community of support for our neighbors facing illnesses and ensure that each Food & Friends client can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. Sponsors receive a wide range of recognition and marketing opportunities along with opportunities to engage employees through volunteerism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.