Yesterday was the 14th Annual Great Thanksgiving Dish, a special holiday tradition that brings together media from local TV stations to prepare Thanksgiving meals. This year, Dish provided 2,700 Thanksgiving meals for organizations that are partner agencies of Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Thanksgiving Dish is a time for us to prepare special holiday meals for those in need with the support of the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and other Renaissance and Marriott hotels.
Members of local Atlanta television stations, former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and Atlanta Dream player Lindsey Harding, with the help of the Renaissance Waverly chefs, prepared 1,000 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of mashed potatoes, 600 pounds of freshly snapped green beans, 600 pounds of yams, 240 pounds of cranberry sauce, 40 gallons of gravy, and 2,700 rolls and pumpkin pies!
These feasts were picked up by more than 15 local nonprofit organizations that came to the Food Bank yesterday. Thank you again to all the participants for this year's Dish!