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Safeway and Events DC Present the 20th Anniversary Safeway Feast of Sharing

11/27/2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

Safeway and Events DC Present the 20th Anniversary Safeway Feast of Sharing
Providing a Holiday Meal and Hope for 5,000+ DC Neighbors at
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov.  27

WHAT    
Safeway and Events DC will celebrate the season of giving at the 20th Anniversary Safeway Feast of Sharing on Wednesday, Nov.  27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  

Feast of Sharing attendees will enjoy a delicious free festive Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, served by over 1,000 volunteers.  This beloved annual event, launched in November 1999, serves residents from all eight District wards. It will also feature a health and community services expo, offering free flu shots and health checks, a senior citizens’ activity area, and a free winter coat/clothing giveaway.

Doors will open at 9 a.m., with the Expo, Clothing Giveaway, and Senior Sit and Be Fit starting at 9:30 a.m. The traditional turkey meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

More than 5,000 city residents are expected to attend Safeway Feast of Sharing, which brings together 1,000 volunteers and a host of community partners, including Events DC, SunTrust Bank, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command, Unity Health Care, Aramark,  Projection, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Goodwill of Greater Washington, Entercom, Hi-Tech Electric, Digital Conventions, Runway for a Cause Foundation, Macy’s, Amerigroup, and SmartCity Communications. 

WHEN:    
Wednesday, November27, 2019
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE    
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC  20001

WHO:
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Council of the District of Columbia:
At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds
At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr.
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans 
Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen
Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray
Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.
Tom Lofland, President, Safeway Eastern Division
Max Brown, Chairman, Board of Directors, Events DC
Gregory A. O’Dell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Events DC
Major Mark A. Woodcock, Area Commander, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Evelyn Lee, Commercial Aging Services Manager, Sun Trust Bank
Dan O’Neill, President, Mid-Atlantic Region, SunTrust Bank
Vincent Keane, President/CEO, Unity Health Care
Musical performances by LA Young featuring the Unusual Suspects
Masters of Ceremony - D.C. radio alumnus Dr. Justine Love and WPGC’s Shack Nd Pack
Washington Nationals Racing Presidents George and Teddy
Washington Redskins Alumnus Santana Moss
Washington Redskins Alumnus Gary Clark
The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Celebrity Chef Huda
Wanda Durant, Motivational Speaker
Ms. Senior D.C. and additional pageant winners

EXPO:    
The Safeway Feast of Sharing Health & Community Services Expo will feature a wide array of services and information, including community services for seniors, families, and singles; health information and free services such as flu shots, confidential HIV testing by Damien Ministries and glaucoma screenings by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, as well as health checks; housing information and counseling services. Complimentary haircuts for men and manicures will also be offered by the Bennett Career Institute.

For more information on the event, visit  www.safeway.com/feastofsharing. 

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