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Safeway and Events DC Partner to Provide Meal, Hope for 5,000 DC Residents on Wednesday, November 23 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

11/21/2016

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For Immediate Release
November 21, 2016
 

MEDIA ADVISORY
SAFEWAY AND EVENTS DC PARTNER TO PROVIDE MEAL, HOPE FOR 5,000 DC RESIDENTS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT THE WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER


WHAT                   Safeway Inc. and Events DC will celebrate the season of giving at the 17th Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing (#SafewayFeast). Feast attendees will enjoy a free festive Thanksgiving meal with all of the trimmings served by hundreds of volunteers.  Serving residents from all eight of the city’s wards, this beloved annual event will also feature a community services expo to include free flu shots and diabetes testing and a clothing giveaway.  The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional turkey dinner being served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
 
More than 5,000 city residents are expected to attend Safeway Feast of Sharing, which brings together a host of community partners and volunteers, including Sun Trust Bank, The Salvation Army, Unity Health Care, Inc., Centerplate/NBSE, the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Projection, Metropolitan Baptist Church, the YMCA and Digital Conventions.
 
WHEN:                 Wednesday, November 23 – 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE                 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
                                801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
                                Washington, DC  20001
 
WHO: 
At-Large Councilmember Robert White
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans
Dan Valenzuela, President of Safeway’s Eastern Division
Max Brown, Chairman, Board of Directors, Events DC
Greg O’Dell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Events DC
Washington Nationals Racing Presidents
Washington Redskins’ Cheerleaders
D.C. United’s Talon
Celebrity Chef Huda Mu’mim
Wanda Durant (mother of NBA star Kevin Durant/inspirational speaker)
The Hip Hop Orchestra at University of Maryland
Howard University Gospel Choir
Notable Washington, DC celebrity chefs
 
For more details, check out the event press release.
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