The Organic Soup Kitchen in Santa Barbara, California is preparing a huge turkey feast for over a thousand people this Thanksgiving. Four hundred volunteers are helping to cook and serve the feast which will be served between noon and five. Executive director, Anthony Carrocio, says that “if there’s one thing I can say I do well it’s put on parties.”
The feast, which will incorporate over 100 turkeys, will be about 80 per cent organic. It will be a sit-down style of dinner rather than a buffet, adding to the class of the occasion. Carrocio has a great sense of empathy for the homeless that he serves, stating that they are normal people who “just hit a bump in the road” and not the lazy stereotype of the homeless and the poor that many people sadly believe.
It can be argued that Carrocio keeps the spirit of Thanksgiving going with his charity for the entire year and not just for the one day, but this one day he is making extra special will be sure to bring some cheer to people who really need it.
For more about the Organic Soup Kitchen see their website.