Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

2019 Albright Dinner Volunteer Info & FAQ

If you are planning to volunteer to help with the 2019 Albright Thanksgiving Eve Dinner, here is some information for volunteers.

We can always use help, if you need to come at a different time or want to bring a friend to help, we will put you to work! 

The Menu:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Yams
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Gravy

We will also be serving rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Where to go: 

The dinner will be prepared and served from the kitchen and social hall of the First United Methodist Church located at the corner of Centre Avenue and Aiken Avenue. The address is 5401 Centre Avenue. (This is the church on the other side of the Wendy’s drive-through from Albright)

Entrance: use the entrance on Centre Ave above the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library

Parking: there is a limited number of spots in the small lot on Centre. There is also street parking on Centre Ave

When you arrive:

Please head to the volunteer check-in table.

  • Sign a waiver
  • Get a name tag
  • Wash your hands! (There will be lots of hand washing)
  • We will have a place for coats, but we recommend leaving your purses and valuables in your car.

Volunteer Tasks:

In the kitchen: food prep, cooking, dishwashing

Outside of the kitchen: room setup, setting the table, serving guests beverages and dessert, dishwashing

All volunteers who are working in the kitchen MUST wear a hairnet, which we will have available. (A hat is also permissible).

Schedule for the day:

This is an approximate schedule of activities for the day

10am

  • Kitchen: Food prep
  • Dining room: clean and set up tables

11am – 3pm

  • Kitchen: Food prep & Cooking
  • Dining room: set tables

3pm – 5pm

  • Final food prep – preparing food for the buffet
  • Guests start to arrive and line up in hallway
  • Dishwashing – get started on cleaning up the cooking supplies

5pm

  • Set up buffet
  • Final table setting
  • Set up the dessert table

5:30pm – 7pm

  • Dinner is served!
  • Volunteers will refill beverages, serve dessert, clear dishes

7pm – done

  • Wash dishes
  • Put away tables & chairs
  • Take out the trash & recycling

Volunteer FAQ:

Q: I need to change the time I signed up to help?
A: Just come over when you are available! There is always something to help with. We will have volunteer tasks all day.

Q: Who attends the dinner?
A: Everyone! All are welcome to attend. Feel free to extend an invitation to other groups you know of.

Q: Is there enough food for volunteers to have dinner as well?
A: Some years, there is more than enough food for volunteers to have dinner as well. If there is enough food, we encourage volunteers to take a break and sit and eat dinner with the guests.

Q: What happens to extra food?
A: We have already reached out to area nonprofits If there is extra food, we have a plan to donate any leftovers.

Q: Can I bring my children to volunteer?
A: Families are welcome to volunteer. If you are bringing a child, plan to stay with them and help them with their volunteer task. (For example, parents and kids often hand out pie together)

Q: Can I share photos on social media!
A: Yes, please! You can tag @AlbrightPGH on Twitter & Instagram and Friends of Albright on Facebook.

 

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