Thanksgiving for Paso Robles November 24 |  Volunteer & Donate

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Thanksgiving for Paso Robles November 24 | Volunteer & Donate

A celebration of thanks serving the community a free traditional Thanksgiving meal at Centennial Park in Paso Robles on Thanksgiving Day.

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Centennial Park 600 Nickerson Road Paso Robles, CA 93446

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About this event

About Thanksgiving for Paso Robles

A celebration of thanks serving over 1,500 men, women, and children a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no cost. A true expression of community that brings diverse people together to share the day with others. All made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, students, organizations, churches and businesses.

Donate and Volunteer – Here's how you can help!

Thanksgiving for Paso Robles is 100 percent organized and executed by volunteers. We expect a large turn out this year again and your assistance is needed more than ever. There’s a lot to do! We have to raise the money to buy the food, pick it up, prepare it, and serve it. And, of course we need to prepare the space to do all of this. There’s pre-cleaning, decorating, setting tables, bussing, and more cleaning.

Volunteer Information - We will be taking volunteering sign-ups at th beginign of October!

This is a huge endeavor, imagine opening a restaurant to serve 1,500 meals in one day; we have to know that staff is scheduled for each and every job.  Therefore, we insist that all volunteers pre-register; No Walk-in Volunteers, please. All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer; to work in the kitchen you must be at least 16 years or older.

We do have opportunities for families with children.  Children can help decorate carryout boxes and families with children are encouraged to sign up to deliver meals.

There’s lots to do on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Thanksgiving week. It takes about 200 people working nearly 1200 man-hours to put on Thanksgiving for Paso Robles each year.

On Monday the cooking of the turkeys takes place at the Culinary Arts Academy. On Tuesday the turkey and ham are sliced and pies are cooked at the CAA while another group of volunteers sterilize the kitchen and service ware at Centennial Park. On Wednesday we set-up and decorate the dining room and a lot more food prep takes place at the Park. Children can help color pictures to decorate the To Go boxes for meal delivery.  On Thursday, in addition to serving 400-500 sit down meals, nearly 200 meals are delivered to the homebound, and 500+ take out dinners are assembled. Then everything must be cleaned, inventoried, put away and taken back to storage.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Dave with your questions!


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