Written by Casey Gymrek, graduate assistant
It’s been a wonderful fall season this year, and I can’t believe it is already time for one of my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving, or “Turkey Day,” as I prefer to call it is that special day each year when families and friends gather around delicious food and football. Another important aspect of Thanksgiving is gratitude. Many people use this holiday to share with others and reflect on what they are thankful for in their daily lives. Grocery stores and food banks often sponsor food drives for those who are not able to afford a holiday meal. If you or someone you know may be interested in lending a helping hand this Turkey Day here are some great ways to get involved in middle Tennessee.
– The St. Luke’s Community House is always looking for extra help with their food bank, where they package and deliver food to low-income families and individuals.
– The Nashville Food Project needs help with loading their food trucks with warm made-from-scratch Thanksgiving meals. They also would love volunteers to help drive the food trucks to neighborhoods in need.
-The Martha O’Bryan Center provides children weekly with bagged produce for the weekend. They are always in need of volunteers!
–Publix Supermarkets is collecting food for their annual holiday drive. Customers can pick out a specific donation level (Bronze, Silver, Gold), and Publix donates the food to a needy family in the community.
Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Hands On Nashville is a great source for the community and volunteer groups throughout the area.
Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day!
Just look at that face!
Fun Fact: Besides being this blogger’s favorite animal, these adorable birds can run as fast 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour!