Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is hands down one of the best holidays we have. It’s uniquely American. And no matter who you are, what you do, where you coome from, what religion you practice, what gender you choose to be with or marry, or the color of your skin, we all get to celebrate this holiday. And then there’s the food!

I can only be so grateful to be able to write a blog about food. Given the disparity between those that have access to quality food and those that do not, it’s truly a remarkable thing. We’re facing some tough times in our country right now. The economy is in the tubes. And while the election has at least given me plenty to be hopeful for, I’m also keenly aware of the fact the it will take time for things to get better. Yet, in a couple of days, family and friends throughout the country will gather around a table to break bread, give thanks, and enjoy each others company. In my opinion, the timing of Thanksgiving couldn’t be any better this year.

But it’s worth noting that there are plenty of people that are feeling the pain of these times more than you or me. So as we head into the holiday season, I encourage you to not only give thanks this year, but to extend the holiday spirit to others that are in more need. Here’s a list of groups helping coordinate food donations and meals in the DC area. Right now, these groups need more help than ever.

DC Central Kitchen
425 2nd Street, NW,
202-234-0707
Martha’s Table
2114 14th Street, NW
202-328-6608
Miriam’s Kitchen
2401 Virginia Avenue, NW
202-452-8926
Bread for the City
1525 7th Street, NW
202-265-2400
SOME (So Others Might Eat)
71 O Street, NW
202-797-8806
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