WASHINGTON — ‘Tis the season for giving. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the D.C.-area community, whether through time or turkeys, here are some ideas.
The 25th Project feeds the homeless in Northern Virginia and D.C. every Thanksgiving. Founder Jay Herriott says they are looking for food donations such as turkey, ham, stuffing, cookies and water.
They also need folks to drive volunteers to and from Burke Community church, which is where donated food will be plated into meals and loaded into vehicles for delivery.
Food will be delivered to shelters in Northern Virginia as well as the District, “but we’ll also meet them in the streets by their tent, or where they’re staying,” Herriott tells WTOP. Their goal is to make and distribute 600 meals this Thanksgiving, and even more on Christmas.
To donate food or volunteer time on Thanksgiving, sign up on their website.
On Nov. 25, The 25th Project will gather empty propane tanks from their homeless friends, refill and redistribute them. They’re looking for donations for that project as well.
The 25th Project does something special for the homeless at least once a month on the 25th, sometimes more than that. Photo from a breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Jay Herriott/The 25th Project)
WTOP’s Rachel Nania, Dan Friedell, Dick Uliano and Teta Alim contributed to this report.
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