Atascadero group providing free Thanksgiving dinners
November 18, 2012
A fabulous complimentary Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings is being brought to the city of Atascadero and surrounding communities on Thanksgiving Day. Seating will be from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AARP building in Atascadero, located between the zoo and the Lake Park.
To enjoy this feast we are asking that you call 805-610-7765 to make your reservations for number of guests and the time you would like to be seated.
The idea to bring this festive dinner to the community of Atascadero was begun with a group of people who love their community, known as Homeward Bound, and the group wanted to help everyone to be able to enjoy this day. They began to canvas the area asking for volunteers and donations and found that it was rare if they were turned down.
The local business community has helped out tremendously with donations of food and money. In addition, more than 125 people, from every walk of life, have asked to volunteer with the request “Just put me wherever you can use me.”
The hope of the Homeward Bound group is to meet the Thanksgiving needs of 450 people.
“We hope you will consider bringing your family to the Thanksgiving Dinner Feast and help us build community spirit with all the good people of Atascadero and the surrounding areas by participating in this wonderful event,” said Doana Raquepo, Homeward Bound spokesperson.