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Carol's Kitchen Makes an Impact During Thanksgiving Week
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year's Carol's Kitchen lunches possible during Thanksgiving week. This year, we served a total of 1,229 meals to men, women and children. As with every year, Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated the turkeys, which were prepared by Carol’s Kitchen volunteers and served with all of the fixings.
This year, Carol’s Kitchen started serving Thanksgiving meals at the Cabazon Community Center on Monday, November 24, where it served 271 meals, continued at Banning Community Center on Tuesday, November 24, where the nonprofit served 564 meals, and concluded in Beaumont on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, where Carol’s Kitchen volunteers at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church served 394 meals.
“Volunteers turned out in droves to prepare meals for those celebrating this special week of gratitude. We could not be more thankful to the volunteers who participated as well as our sponsors such as Morongo Band of Mission Indians who made it possible to serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal,” says Carol’s Kitchen founder Arlene Ragan. “Many of our guests came with their families and other loved ones. They clearly felt comfortable celebrating Thanksgiving in the Carol’s Kitchen environment while enjoying delicious food made with love. We look forward to doing this again next year.”
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