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Parks & Rec Chef Hosting Potluck For The Homeless on Thanksgiving

Volunteers are needed for this annual event

Parks & Rec Michelle and Chris Gerard
Serena Maria Daniels is the editor for Eater Detroit.

For the second year in a row, Parks & Rec executive chef Allie Lyttle is spending part of her Thanksgiving week prepping meals for the homeless as part of the national “Gobble Gobble Give” campaign.

Volunteers began preparing turkeys Tuesday at Fairway Meats at Eastern Market and will spend Turkey Day helping to cook and hand out meals. Meals will be given out at Bert’s Warehouse Theater, 2739 Russell St.

Gobble Gobble Give started some 20 years ago in Los Angeles’ Echo Park, with a group of friends who got together to feed people experiencing homelessness. It’s since grown to include more than 10 cities, including Detroit, and more than 17,000 volunteers.

Volunteers typically have a number of ways to get involved, including donations of toiletry kit, clothing, blankets, cash, driving supplies, cooking and even turkey warmers (for those with space enough in their ovens).

Those interested in volunteering their time can email Shifts start as early as 7:30 a.m. For more information, click here.