FRIENDS GOES PHOTO – THANKSGIVING DINNER AT PINELLAS HOPE
I was able to stop by Pinellas Hope on Thanksgiving Day at 1 o’clock when Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings was served to about 230 residents of the homeless shelter. The dinner (food) was a gift of two individuals who wish to remain anonymous but it was served at tables duly decorated for the day by about 150 volunteers who just showed up to serve the meal. Many were families with small children, all of whom carried plates of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and rolls to the residents at tables in the dining tent. Here are some of the pictures which I took but please be aware that we do not take pictures of the residents.
Volunteers preparing to serve Thanksgiving meal to residents of Pinellas Hope
Volunteer father and son delivering full plates of turkey and trimming from the buffet line to the dining tent
Sheila Lopez, "housemothet/Godmother/denmother" of Pinellas Hope with some of the 125 volunteers who showed up to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to 230 residents
Dining tent has been decorated for "festive" Thanksgiving dinner by Volunteers who arrived early in the morning to "dress up" the area
Dinner in the "diner"
From individual tents to single occupancy "Casitas" made possible by gifts from generous benefactors, Each casita costs $1000 to build and place
Pinellas Hope II new buildings now under construction - transitional low cost housing includes a kitchenette, bath with shower and living/sleeping area. The old and the new
Tags: Photo, Pinellas Hope, Thanksgiving