Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

2015 Thanksgiving Eve Dinner Volunteer Schedule

The 2015 Albright Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner will be cooked and served at First United Methodist Church.

This is a FREE meal and all are welcome to attend.

41st Annual Albright Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner 
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Dinner Served: 5:30-8pm
Location: First United Methodist Church
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Location & Parking Information

First United Methodist Church located at 5401 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

The entrance to the Fellowship Dining hall is accessed via the Centre Ave parking lot (directly across from Panera Bread). Please enter up the stairs and through the courtyard into the Fellowship Dining Hall. (Left side of the Toy Lending Library). The Liberty Ave Entrance to the church WILL BE LOCKED, do not enter through main church doors. Look for Volunteer Signage around the property directing you to the Fellowship Dining Hall. When you arrive, look for Duane or Taafoi, and we will direct you where to sign in and give a brief orientation.

PARKING INFO: There is a parking lot here with signage shared with the Toy Lending Library. Street Parking is also be available if that lot is full. (Please do not park in the Wendy’s or Panera parking lot).


Thanksgiving Week Volunteer Hours

Here are the days and hours we have access to the kitchen at First Church.

If you have already signed up to volunteer, you should have recieved an email with additional details about your shift.

If you have not signed up to help yet. You can sign up for a volunteer shift here, or you are welcome to stop by and we will put you to work.

  • Sunday, November 22: 3pm-8pm
  • Monday, November 23: 3pm-9pm
  • Tuesday, November 24:  Noon-3pm, 5-7pm
  • Wednesday, November 25: 8am-9pm

Additional volunteer help is needed:

If you would like to help with either of these please email with your availability.

  • Thursday, November 26: Provide a pie or dessert for EECM Thanksgiving. We can arrange to have desserts dropped off earlier in the week.
  • Friday, November 27: Prepare and serve lunch at EECM Community House
Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

Albright Thanksgiving Dinner – Now A Zero Waste Event

PRC-Zero-wasteWe are excited to announce that we will be working with the Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC) to make the 2015 Albright Thanksgiving Dinner a Zero-Waste event. We will be recycling and composting almost all of the waste produced from both the cooking and the Thanksgiving Eve dinner. (We were not able to get compostable utensils for this years dinner).

Friends of Albright is committed to sustainability and we are happy to have the support of the PRC and many volunteers to make this possible.

What is Zero Waste? From the PRC website:

Zero Waste is a philosophy that aims to turn the “waste” from every process into resources for another process. In other words, outputs (waste) become inputs (resources) and nothing is wasted. This requires the designing and managing of products and processes to minimize and ultimately eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, this allows for the conservation and recovery all resources. Zero Waste represents an economic alternative to current waste systems, where new resources are continually required to replenish wasted raw materials.

Photo credit: PA Resources Council

If you are coming to attend the dinner or volunteer we will have detailed instructions on how to sort any waste so that it can be recycled or composted properly.

Learn more about the PA Resource Council and Zero Waste events here.