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Community Thanksgiving Dinner Program 2018

At this time of year we all start to think of how we can give back to our community by way of volunteering.  Now, TBE has an amazing opportunity for you to do just that...
 
The Community Thanksgiving Dinner Program supplies meals to over 1500 people all over our area.  The Program needs donations, food to be cooked and plated, and then needs us to help deliver it.  
 
We are calling on all Temple Beth El members and all our neighbors to help in the effort.  The Program, created by volunteers at Temple Shaaray Tefila, is a major undertaking and we are thrilled to help.  We hope you will join us!
  
You can sign up cook or deliver food using this SignUpGenius Form (Please note the location of each time slot available). Cooking includes activities for all ages.
 
DONATIONS
At TBE we need the following donations:
  • Turkeys (by Nov. 15 we need it thawed)
  • White Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Potato Mashers & Peeler
  • Roasting Bags
  • Aluminum Trays - ½ size
  • Aluminum Trays - turkey size
  • Heavy Duty Tin Foil
  • Plastic Wrap 

 

Drop off the above items at TBE during any open hours from November 14 through November 20.  Boxes will be in the Great Hall Lobby. 

Drop off times for donations are as follows:
November 14, between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 15, between 8:00 am - 7:00 pm 
November 16, between 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
November 17, between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 18, between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
November 19, between 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
November 20, between 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

**Non-perishable items can come as early as tomorrow!  
**If you can defrost your turkey at home that would help. 
**If you want to cook your turkey at home, please bring in your cooked turkey on Sunday, November 18.

 
COOKING  
Our cooking dates are:  Sunday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 20
 
Please use the Sign Up Form to let us know if you can help us cook turkeys, make mashed potatoes, or carve turkeys. We will have other projects for the little children on Sunday as well.
 
We need turkey chefs at the following times:
- November 18: 7:00 am, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm
- November 20: 9:30 am, 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm
 
We need potato chefs:
- November 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- November 20 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Potato chefs are asked to come with a large pot, cutting board, potato peeler and masher, and a sharp knife (if possible)
 
We need turkey carvers:
- November 20 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Turkey carvers are asked to come with a carving knife and a cutting board (if possible)
 
Tuesday night come with a bottle of wine to share and we will make a party out of it.
 
DELIVER 
Please use the Sign Up Form to deliver food to those in need.  
 
On the Sign Up Form there are three tabs: 1. Food and Supplies; 2. Cook and Prep; and 3. Drive and Serve. We need volunteers for everything! Please sign up as soon as possible to help us plan accordingly.
 
Together we can make a huge impact on our community.  We hope you will be part of it.  Feel free to forward this email on to friends and neighbors.
 
If you are looking to do more this season, there are many more donations needed and days to volunteer at Shaaray Tefila.