Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thanksgiving in March

We can always say thanks.  It is one of my favorite things about thanksgiving.  Well, besides the great food.  But now I'm giving thanks to a bunch of folks that helped to provide over 1,000,000 meals for our hungry neighbors.  The hungry folks in our own town.  It's hard to believe, when we spend so much time watching our calories and fat grams, that there are folks close by that don't have enough to eat.

The post before this one was about the empty bowls event that happened a few weeks ago in Fort Worth.  Wow.  I just got a little thank you flyer in the mail that said the event raised over $263,618 dollars for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.  A quarter of a million dollars in a day!  That's impressive!

But it wouldn't be so without all the hard work of a great committee.  Donna Anderson, Amie Brock, Janet Cunningham, Robert Dillon, Lisa Fuld, Lesha Hampton, Amy Helling, Glenda Endres, Dewayne Hines, Rhonda Hines, Charlotte Jones, Holly Mack, Ken Orr, Rita Robbins, Janet Rodriguez, and David Sieja were the committee that brought this whole thing together, amongst a whole crew of volunteers.

Without all of them, nothing would be possible without the food vendors that provide the food.  Bailey's Prime Plus, Blue Bonnet Bakery, Bob's Steak & Chop House, Bonnell's, Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth, City Kitchen Catering, Coca-Cola, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Freebird World Burrito, Houlihan's, La Familia, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Mac's on 7th Street, McKinley's Bakery and Catering, Ruffino's Ristorante Italiano, Starbucks, Tarrant Area Food Bank Community Kitchen, Tarrant County College South East Campus Culinary Arts Program, The Culinary School of Fort Worth, Tillman's Roadhouse, Tom Thumb, Ultimate Cuisine and Events, and Vidalia's at the Worthington. 

But who really started it all?
A bunch of potters got together and decided to make a difference.

favorite quote:  "If you think you are too small to be effective, you've never been in bed with a mosquito."  -Betty Reese

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