One of our favorite days of the year is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving--it’s the day of the annual Thanksgiving Dish! Anchors and reporters from 11Alive, CBS Atlanta, Fox 5 and WSB-TV, as well as former Braves pitcher John Smoltz, come together for a morning to help prepare over 2,000 meals for people in need. Today we celebrate our 15th year, and it has become a beloved tradition for us, and for our returning participants.
Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and thinking about all the things we are thankful for in our lives. At the Atlanta Community Food Bank, we are truly thankful for the support of all of you throughout the year. Thank you for helping us in our efforts to put food on the tables of families throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
We asked a few of our staff what they were most thankful for this year:
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.
For me as for many others, Thanksgiving means extended family, close friends, and good food. It also traditionally signals a shift in focus.
No sooner than the last turkey scrap is consumed do I instinctively look forward and begin bracing for the mad dash that is the holiday party and shopping season. Ubiquitous ads and holiday jingles make sure of that. In an election year like this one, our political system pivots from campaigning to the task of governing and navigating the challenges that lie before us.