Seniors, the meal is on the stove now. Safeway will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner–or full food event– for seniors today, Wednesday, to be served at the Convention Center between 9:30 am and 1 pm. The event will also feature a health screening, employment information, musical entertainment and give-aways. It will be staffed by volunteers. The Salvation Army, Centerplate and Metropolitan Baptist Church are helping to sponsor, according to the flyer.
The organization that sponsors a Thanksgiving Day Senior Dinner at the First District just recently advised MPD-1D that they are canceling the event due to funding complications, according to Commander Daniel Hickson in an email to the 1D police listserv. They hope to still be able to have a dinner for seniors, but will not be able to make the arrangements for several more weeks.
There will be limited transportation available for today’s Convention Center event at the following Safeway locations, provided by SunTrust Bank:
Approximate pick up times: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm
45 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020
2845 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020
322 40th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019 * First pick up at 9:15am
1601 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Hechinger Mall) 3830 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011
6500 Piney Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC 20012