Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Volunteering to Make a Difference at Thanksgiving

There are many Thanksgiving Community Meal events happening in the next week up until Thanksgiving Day itself. They all need your help. Here's a list of ways to get involved here in Oakland to make a difference (organized by date of event)

Fruitvale Presbyterian Church 8th Annual Community Dinner
Sunday, November 23rd @ 1:00pm
2735 MacArthur Blvd []
Help needed serving, with food donations [yams, green bean casseroles, jello salads & pumpkin pies] & clean-up.
Come and join the community meal to serve others and also to share a meal with a neighbor in view of building community in district 4 of Oakland. 530-0915 or

City of Oakland 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Oakland Marriott Hotel
Tuesday, November 25th
11:00am -3:00pm
Food and jackets available
To volunteer contact Gesunda Royal-Shipp at 238-2077
[press release]

City Team Ministries
Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th
& Pre-Meal set-up on the 26th

[link for volunteering]

Two-Star Market Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 27th, 1:00-4:00pm
2020 MacArthur Blvd.
Help prepare, set-up, serve & clean-up at this amazing meal that Abdo hosts & puts on every year. More info at 531-3576 or
[Online articles about Abdo's past Thanksgiving Feasts]

List of community meals published by the city

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