Wallingford neighbor and food blogger Judy Ramey is planning to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal for residents of the Plymouth Housing Group and she’s seeking a few volunteers in the neighborhood who are willing to donate just a couple of hours the night before to help. She’s got two people coming so far, and is looking for three more folks to help peel, chop, and prep. In her blog, Eat! The best food in the world, Judy writes:
Come on over on Wednesday (from 4:30pm – 6:30pm) to help me with the chopping and dicing and peeling and measuring and mixing! (I’ll cook it up in time to deliver it hot and ready to eat on Thursday morning.) For your troubles, I’ll provide drinks and munchies for you, and all the ingredients for the dishes we prep.
Judy explains why she chose to provide the meal for the Plymouth Housing Group:
PHG is a fantastic Seattle outfit that ‘transforms lives by providing permanent, supportive homes to chronically-homeless people.’ They’ve got twelve different buildings serving hundreds of people; learn more about them on their website. Every Thanksgiving, dozens of volunteers pitch in to cook up and deliver dishes for their Thanksgiving spread. Last time I made sweet-potato casserole (pretty good, I must say), but this year I want you to help me amp it up! Let’s go for turkey and dressing with mashed potatoes and giblet gravy. (With maybe a green-bean casserole? Cranberry dressing? What’s your specialty?)
Not a bad way to meet your neighbors if you ask me! If you’re interested in helping out, you can email Judy at email@example.com