Thanksgiving in the Park: The Biggest Potluck in the Nation

Pasadena Now

From Staff Reports
Pasadena Now

Celebrities and thousands of volunteers will purchase, prepare and serve more than 5,000 meals at Union Station Homeless Services’ annual Dinners-in-the-Park, held on Thanksgiving Day. Meal recipients will include homeless adults and families, senior citizens, and those who are alone at the holidays or unable to afford a holiday meal. All who are hungry may come to eat.

The community is invited to drop of fully cooked turkeys, hams, side dishes and desserts (safely prepared in disposable aluminum containers) at the corner of Fair Oaks and Del Mar, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the event.

Additional volunteer opportunities include: 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Set up tables & chairs, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Serve food & beverages, and 1:30 – 4 p.m. – Break down tables & chairs, wash dishes, clean up

To volunteer, contact (626) 240-4550 x 542 or volunteer@unionstationhs.org. To learn how you or your company can sponsor Dinner-in-the-Park, contact Victoria Stubrin at (626) 240-4557.

Dinner in the Park will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008, from Noon – 2 p.m. in Central Park, Raymond Ave. between Green St. / Del Mar Blvd; 2 blocks south of Colorado Blvd.

Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Our mission is help homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Union Station provides comprehensive services to help homeless individuals achieve self-sufficiency, including intake and assessment, emergency shelter, case management, career counseling, transitional housing, medical and mental health services, women’s and family services, and housing resources.

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