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Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

2022 Thanksgiving Meal

We are pleased to be able to serve a meal to our community this year!  

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving is a free meal provided at First Lutheran Church for those in need on Thanksgiving Day.  Whether homeless, lonely or a family in need of a meal, this day provides guests a warm place of comfort with a holiday spread to enjoy. 

Due to the continued risk of Covid-19 varients, RSV and flu, we are following Contra Costa Co. guidelines. There are changes including: Guests will receive a health screening, we are using environmentally-friendly supplies, opportunities for helping in the kitchen.

We could not provide this meal without your support. THANK YOU!

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS REQUIRE THAT ALL VOLUNTEERS:

1) MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YRS OF AGE

2) Have no Covid-19 symptoms

3) Are encouraged to wear a KN95 mask (provided) covering both nose & mouth at all times when indoors and outdoors if in close contact with guests.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Created by:   Carolyn Mueller
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PST) Available Slot
11/19/2022 (Sat.) First Lutheran Church 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Pre-event Kitchen Cleaning (5)

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Kent Campbell
I will be there
Sue Reiter
Matt Gentry
First Lutheran Church  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Assemble Take Away Bags (2)

Place hats, gloves, socks, rain jackets in bags

 
All slots filled
Diane Kipley
Marcia Sander
11/23/2022 (Wed.) First Lutheran Church  5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Dining Room Set Up (10)

Set up tables, chairs, & table prep

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Diane Kipley
Stan Forsstrom
Jennifer Stout
Robert Kuykendall
Ellen Kuykendall
Can't move tables or chairs but can do other tasks.
Diane Enochs
Terry Owens
Ralph Vallis
Thanks
11/24/2022 (Thu.) First Lutheran Church  10:30am - 12:00pm  

Health Screening of Guests (2)

Do Temp checks & review Covid-risk questions

 
All slots filled
Grey Soza (2)

Security (3)

Ensure correct flow of pedestrian traffic & safety of all; check on bathrooms

 
All slots filled
Stan Forsstrom
garrette jackson jackson
Brandon Edgington

Dishwasher (3)

Gloves provided

 
All slots filled
Jamie Rodemsky
Grant Shoaf
Matt Gentry

Pie Prep/Server (3)

Cut & prepare individual servings/support table servers

 
All slots filled
Linda Rodemsky
Diane Enochs
Rose McKinnon

Spanish Interpreter (2)

Assist at Health Screening Station & as needed

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Miguel Enriquez
I'm glad to come back after all this time

Drink Prep/Server (6)

Provide hot & cold drinks/support table servers

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Tanya Murdock (2)
We are very excited!
chris Perez

Volunteer Coordinator (2)

Escort volunteers to stations/explain duties, provide apron when indicated

 
All slots filled
Tanya Murdock (2)
Can’t wait!
10:45am - 1:15pm  

Maitre d'

Coordinate seating of guests

 
Ted Trambley
10:50am - 12:15pm  

Door Greeters (2)

Greet guests, monitor entry & count guests

 
All slots filled
Laura Arnold (2)
My daughter and i are looking forward to helping again this year
10:50am - 12:30pm  

Children Activities

Bring activity sheets/colors to tables with children

 
Julie Arnold

Serving Line (5)

Dishing out food portions to guests

 
All slots filled
Cheryl Keith
alysa hoffmeister
alysa hoffmeister
Julie Lopez
Julie Lopez
10:50am - 12:15am  

Outside Meal Liaison

Coordinate with kitchen to provide meals to outside guests

 
Kristine Drinovsky

Greet & Seat (4)

Assist guests with their plates to a table

 
All slots filled
Lance Enochs
Lexi Enochs
Vanessa Meyers
Brandi Kibbe

Clean/Restock Tables (4)

Clean placemats/replenish supplies on tables

 
All slots filled
Alysa Hoffmeister (4)
Hoffmeister family
11:00am - 12:15pm  

Garbage Management (2)

Assist w/Organics Waste Program

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Scott Etzel
11:00am - 12:30pm  

Bussing Tables (2)

Clean & sanitize tables after use

 
All slots filled
Sonja Hongisto (2)

Kitchen Help (5)

Support meal service; be able to move heavy pans in/out of oven

 
12:00pm - 1:30pm  

Health Screening - Guests (2)

Do Temp checks & review Covid-risk questions

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Mazolewski (2)
Hannah and Noelle Maz

Security (3)

Ensure correct flow of pedestrian traffic & safety of all; check on bathrooms

 
All slots filled
Stan Forsstrom
Marcia Sander (2)

Pie Prep/Server (2)

Cut & prepare individual servings/support table servers

 
All slots filled
Marcia Sander (2)

Spanish Interpreter (2)

Assist at Health Screening Station & as needed

 

Drink Prep/Server (4)

Provide hot & cold drinks/support table servers

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Mazolewski (4)
Adam, Angelo, Grace and Olivia Maz

Volunteer Coordinator (2)

Escort volunteers to stations/explain duties, provide apron when indicated

 
  12:15pm - 1:30pm  

Outside Meal Liaison

Coordinate with kitchen to provide meals to outside guests

 
RJ Mazolewski
Connor Mazolewski

Garbage Management (2)

Assist w/Organics Waste Program

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aaron Wong
Can do any other tasks as needed

Greet & Seat (2)

Assist guests with their plates to a table

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Marcia Sander

Clean/Restock Tables (4)

Clean placemats/replenish supplies on tables

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Vince/Diane Lucido (2)
Kevin Meyer
First Lutheran Church  12:15pm - 1:45pm  

Door Greeters (2)

Greet guests, monitor entry & count guests

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Mazolewski
Kathleen and RJ Maz
RJ Mazolewski
RJ Mazolewski
12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Bussing Tables (2)

Clean & sanitize tables after use

 
All slots filled
Paul Hassel (2)

Children Activities

Bring activity sheets/colors to tables with children

 
Jennifer Stout

Kitchen Help (5)

Support meal service; be able to move heavy pans in/out of oven

 

Serving Line (5)

Dishing out food portions to guests

 
All slots filled
Jen Pelosi
Jen Pelosi
Jen Pelosi
Jen Pelosi
Jen Pelosi
1:30pm - 3:00pm  

Dishwasher (3)

Gloves provided

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Ghari

Clean Up Crew (5)

Clean and pack up supplies, tables, chairs, etc.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Kent Campbell
I will be there as well
Lynnette Campbell

Garbage Management (2)

Assist w/Organics Waste Program

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aaron Wong
Can do any other tasks as needed
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