We had 24 volunteers show up to help us throughout the day and had the feast prepared and ready to go by 10 am.
And our second shift fed more than 100 hungry mouths who came in on this chilly day.
They were able to eat their fill and take some home from the abundance donated, including turkey, hams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potato casserole, potatoes and gravy, rolls, and a large assortment of pies and other desserts.
I am incredibly grateful to every volunteer who made it possible!
And a special thanks to the Obar family, who are passing out turkey sandwiches and snack bags today.
Without their help, we could not have served as many people as we did in such a short time. The smiles on the faces of those who came to celebrate with us were truly inspiring and heartwarming.
All in all, the day went pretty well. One burned turkey, one not cooked due to a circuit breaker tripping, but overall pretty good and great food.
The girls in the Sierra House Women's Shelter came over to join us for a bit since their turkey wasn't cooked yet, and our volunteers were so generous and kind to them.
We also talked about how the energy in the room constantly changes when our folks sit down and start eating.
People come in cold, stressed, dirty, apprehensive, and tired and can sit down in a warm spot, have a great meal, and within a few moments are smiling, laughing, and it is all a big happy family basking in a joint glow of love and kindness.
This community's generosity did not stop there. In addition to their time and energy, they donated money, food, clothing, and other items to those in need.
We are so thankful for the kindness that Silver City has shown us again this year. It is a pleasure to live in such a giving community! We are grateful for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us throughout this Thanksgiving season.
Once again, we thank everyone who made this special day possible!
We could not do it without you!
We are blessed to have such a wonderful community!