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Lindsay Torrico is a policy wonk passionate about politics, arts and culture and volunteering. Currently, she works at United Way Worldwide, the nation's largest privately funded charity, and is responsible for the organization’s federal advocacy on education. With experience working on Capitol Hill and consulting for non-profit organizations, she loves to support and advocate for education causes and children’s issues. She has volunteered for such organizations as Higher Achievement, Everybody Wins! DC, Hoop Dreams and Hope Worldwide. When she’s not networking at receptions and attending charitable and political events in Washington, DC, Lindsay enjoys making and customizing accessories for her etsy shop, Freshly Brewed Boutique. A native of Philadelphia, she received her BA in Government from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Public Policy from UCLA.

Volunteer For Thanksgiving In The DC Area

Photo Credit: SOME (So Others Might Eat)

What better time to volunteer and help others than Thanksgiving? The Washington, DC area has lots of opportunities to serve and prepare meals for homeless and poor families. Here are a few places to volunteer in the DC Metro area this holiday season:

Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger

On Thanksgiving Day, SOME (So Others May Eat) holds its 10th annual Trot for Hunger beginning at West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. This popular 5K fun run and family walk benefits programs for the homeless, and helps SOME to serve more than 800 meals to the hungry every day of the year.

WHEN: Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Beginning at Freedom Plaza, between 13th Street, NW and 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

TICKETS: Registration is $25 from November 16-November 21.
Register for the Run and Fun Walk here.

Food and Friends’ Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

Photo Credit: Deals for Deeds

Join Food and Friends on Thanksgiving Day to deliver meals to men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illness in DC, Maryland or Virginia. Kitchen volunteers will assist with packing meals and making sure they get out of the door on time. Clients will receive a complete turkey dinner for 4 people so that they can host their friends and family for the holiday

WHEN: Thursday, November 24. There are four delivery shifts:  7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12noon.

Food and Friends
219 Riggs Road, NE
Washington, DC 20011

CONTACT: If you have any questions regarding Thanksgiving at Food & Friends, please email Jennifer Burnett or call (202) 269-2277.

Capital Area Food Bank’s Brown Bag

All year, the Capital Area Food Bank‘s Brown Bag provides monthly bags of food to senior citizens in low-income housing and educates them about nutrition. This Thanksgiving, you can help by preparing or delivering food baskets to needy senior citizens. This is the largest, public nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the region.

WHEN: Thursday, November 24.

Capital Area Food Bank
645 Taylor Street Northeast
Washington D.C.

CONTACT: If you have any questions regarding Thanksgiving at Capital Area Food Bank, e-mail brownbag@capitalareafoodbank.org.

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