Feast for Southeast is a grassroots organization providing a free Thanksgiving meal to people in the Southeast Portland community. They do not cater to any particular demographic group, rather they simply give people from all walks of life a chance to meet and -- through sharing a meal -- see each other for who we truly are: neighbors. This is their third year, and they plan to feed approximately 450 people.
From their web site:
"This meal is put together for the community, by the community and is about so much more than food...it's about service, compassion, change, and impact - truly neighbors loving and caring for one another.
This year we are hoping to make a larger impact by providing additional items such as hats, gloves, socks and toys at no cost to our guests. With the economic situation being what it is, we feel this is a significant way to make a difference during an important time."
This is an important service, providing an open holiday meal on Thanksgiving in outer Southeast Portland. I appreciate how much the organizers love Portland, and what they're doing to make Portland an even better place to live - everywhere.
Please help spread the word - the invitation is open, and everyone is welcome.
Dinner is at Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue, from 2-4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Questions, or wanting to volunteer/donate? Please contact Director Louisa Lakos or visit the web site link, above.