City-wide Thanksgiving meal preparation at The Common Place
Operation Turkey, the national non-profit which prepares and distributes meals to deserving families on Thanksgiving Day will base its 2021 operation for Greater Philadelphia at The Common Place, 58th Street and Chester Avenue.
The meals will be prepared in the new “Carl’s Kitchen” unit at TCP and carefully divided into family-size portions in the lower floor assembly area of the community center. Drivers will circle through the big parking area off 58th Street and progress to the homes of families and individuals who signed up with Operation Turkey. As in past years, the entire event is highly organized and takes place over a 4-hour period.
The target for this year’s distribution is 2000 meals in Philadelphia and a massive 45,000 nationwide.
Donations and volunteers are welcome. Contact www.operationturkey.com for more information. A $25 donation feeds about 25 people.
Philadelphia OT managers advise, “We are working closely to ensure every precaution is taken to make Operation Turkey 2020 a safe and successful year. While we are working with health and officials, we need your help more than ever. We pray that others will join us in this event!”
Operation Turkey is a community of volunteers which work together to assure that as many persons as possible have a traditional meal at Thanksgiving. It is a non-profit venture with no paid employees. The national sponsors include P.F. Changs, Keller Williams Realty, Salvation Army, Global Branding Solutions, and North American Title Company.
The Common Place is a faith-based community center sponsored by Wayne Presbyterian Church in partnership with the Salt and Light Congregation. Its purpose is to serve and inspire children their families in Southwest through programs, social services, collaboration, and faith formation. Carl’s Kitchen was recently set up and named after the late Carl Brooks-Lytle, husband of the TCP organizing pastor Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle.
To find out more about The Common Place programs for children and youth visit: www.thecommonplacephilly.org