More than 1,000 of Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens are expected to join Our Place’s table for a special Thanksgiving Community Meal on Thursday (Oct. 10).
Festivities include local politicians who are rolling up their sleeves to help Our Place staff and volunteers dish out a full meal of turkey, potatoes, vegetables and all the trimmings.
“Thanksgiving is a special time to be with loved ones. For many of the people we welcome, we’re the closest family they have,” says Don Evans, executive director of Our Place.
“We want everyone to feel a sense of belonging and enjoy a great meal.”
This year that meal will consist of 1,000 lbs. of turkey, 500 lbs. of potatoes, 250 lbs. of stuffing, 200 lbs. of vegetables, 25 gallons of gravy, 55 lbs. of cranberry sauce, 125 pumpkin pies and 1,500 cups of coffee.
The meal will be held at Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.