Thanksgiving on the Grid

By Chantel Elder

Thanksgiving is all about traditions, so we thought we would compile a list of a few things happening between now and Thanksgiving on the grid.  Some of these things are fun and should be experienced at least once (The Appetite Enhancement Ride!) and other things will warm your heart and become a community enriching tradition.  Take a look and see what is happening on the Grid this year and give thanks for such a fabulous city we have.  If you have a tradition that we missed, leave a comment with the info for readers, or feel free to post it to our Facebook page for others to check out.  Volunteer opportunities and information is always great to pass on. Thanks!

Loaves & Fishes

It takes 300 turkeys, 400 pies and 200 cans of yams to put on a Thanksgiving dinner at Loaves and Fishes.   Check out their website and see what you can contribute for the November 22nd Thanksgiving celebration and help 1000 people have a turkey dinner.  Drop off deadline is November 21st.

http://sacloaves.org/holiday/thanksgiving

Run to Feed the Hungry

Probably the most popular Sacramento tradition is Run to Feed the Hungry. Over 27,000 people come together on Thanksgiving morning to run, with proceeds going to the Sacramento Food Bank.  If you aren’t a runner but want to help they need lots of volunteers to organize the event!

http://www.runtofeedthehungry.com/

Appetite Enhancement Ride

Want to wind down from a Thanksgiving run or get in a couple beers and some leisure time before you meet all your relatives on Thanksgiving?  Grab your bike and a choice beverage and meet up at 9:00 a.m. at the California Auto Museum on Front Street.  There you will find a party of around 500 people ready to make a bike parade at noon.  Don’t believe us?  Check out the link and try it at least once in your life.  Small donation ($5-$10)

http://www.meetup.com/downtown/events/15559808/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacramento-Appetite-Enhancement-Thanksgiving-Day-Bike-Ride/120157274760454

City of Sacramento Animal Care Services

Want to see a thankful look on a furry face AND scout the area where the Appetite Enhancement Ride Begins?!  November 9th-23rd Sacramento Animal Care Services on Front Street will be waiving all adoption fees and instead will be accepting donations.  C’mon, you know you want a puppy or kitty for the Holidays.

http://www.cityofsacramento.org/generalservices/animal-care/

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