Each Thanksgiving, my church organizes a service project called Turkey Outreach. We raise money to provide thousands of needy families turkey dinners. On Saturday November 22 the assembly of Turkey Boxes will commence around 7:30 am at McLean Bible Church. Watch the video to learn more about the impact this act of generosity has on folks in and around DC.
Click here to view photos from last year’s Turkey Outreach!
Want to Get Involved?
Turkey Outreach is scheduled for Saturday, November 22nd at 8:00 am.
Where is it?
Turkey Outreach takes place at McLean Bible Church on the lower level of the parking garage.
How can I get involved?
There are several ways that you can get involved in this service project which makes a tremendous impact. There are literally hundreds of volunteers who come together to assemble the boxes and meals as well as organize and distribute the goods. There are a number of locations where the distribution event has more of a festival type atmosphere.
Early Morning: We need volunteers to arrive at 6:30 am to help unload the food trucks and set up for the day. This is a crucial need because until the food is off the trucks the rest of the volunteers can’t start boxing.
Boxing Brigade: Like always you can come and join the assembly line of boxing up the Thanksgiving meals. We will be putting together 7,500 boxes so we definitely could use a lot of hands for this part of the operation. Serve alongside hundreds of other volunteers as we will unload tractor trailers of food to be assembled in boxes and then sent out for distribution. There is no need to sign up so just bring yourself, your small group, family and friends and come to the lower level of the parking garage. The event will most likely end no later than noon. If your group is interested in helping out with boxing just show up at the church at 8:00 am, when the boxing begins!
Meal Distribution: Your small group can go to one of the drop off sites to actually deliver meals to people. This will happen a little later in the day after the boxes have been assembled. If your group is interested in signing up to do this or to just get more information contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Pray: Join us in prayer for our fundraising, opportunities for evangelism through personal contact and literature, opportunities to develop partnerships and future service projects with many of the organizations, project planning and logistics, and good weather.
Contributing Financially: Please consider contributing financially. A $25 donation, placed in the offering envelope, will feed approx. 10 people. You can also donate online by clicking here and selecting “Designated Fund” and then “Turkey Outreach” as the Sub-Fund.