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