The City of Oakland’s just announced the 23rd annual Thanksgiving dinner, a free event to feed those who need some holiday food and cheer. Sponsored by  Oakland’s Human Services Department, Communities United Committee, Community Action Partnership and the Emergency Food Providers Committee, the 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA  94607.

Attendees will be able to eat a full turkey dinner, listen to music and pick up a winter coat. More than  2,000 low-income families, seniors and homeless individuals are expected to come through.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

The 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is an all-volunteer event–and funds are donated. It costs $17.00 for a meal for one guest or $170.00 for a table of ten.  The City of Oakland is actively seeking volunteers and donations to meet the goal of serving 2,000.

Major sponsors of the Thanksgiving Dinner are the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department Hunger Program and Community Action Partnership, and Klay Thompson, Warriors guard, the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Marriott City Center, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, and the many concerned citizens of Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area.

“Thanksgiving dinner is something that every family should have the opportunity to enjoy together during the holidays, and I’m lucky enough to have the ability to help those in need enjoy a meal with their loved ones this year,” said Thompson. “In past years, several of my teammates have stepped up and donated to help make the City of Oakland’s Thanksgiving Day meal a reality. It’s my pleasure to do it this year for these families and senior citizens in need.”

Volunteers will serve full dinner. To volunteer or make a donation, please contact the Human Services Department Hunger and Homeless Program at 510-238-2077 or by mail: 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA  94612.

Checks should be made to the City of Oakland Hunger Program. Donations are tax deductible and the tax identification number is 94-6000384.

 

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