This Thanksgiving, many of us will celebrate with our friends and family. We’ll gather and enjoy roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and a slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie for dessert. Unfortunately, 805 million around the world don’t have enough to eat. Last week, I learned that we can change that. I participated in the StopHungerNow Volunteer Food Sort on Cisco’s San Jose campus and joined 200 employees in the fight against hunger.
Friends, family, four-legged companions – For many of us, spending Thanksgiving and the holidays with our loved ones is a routine for which we are grateful. For some wish kids, being able to spend time with loved ones is their one, true wish. In celebration of Thanksgiving, Make-A-Wish highlights wishes that involving reuniting wish kids with the ones they hold near and dear, regardless of the distance and obstacles that separate them.
"I wish to go to Japan to visit my brother in the U.S. Air Force.”
Continuing their annual Thanksgiving tradition, nearly 30 members of Carnival Cruise Lines’ all-volunteer service group, the Friends Uniting Neighbors (F.U.N.) Team, carved more than 150 turkeys and sliced dozens of pies on Wednesday night at Camillus House, a homeless assistance center in downtown Miami. The turkeys and pies were included as part of dinner served by Camillus House to more than 350 Miami-area homeless individuals on Thanksgiving Day.
All year, our more than 2,000 restaurants are active in their communities through partnerships with the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity International, area food banks and many others. We see our restaurants as citizens of the communities they serve, and we empower our employees to get involved and make a difference in their communities.
Families across the U.S. will come together tomorrow to spend time with loved ones, give thanks and, of course, eat delicious food. Squash, potatoes (sweet and mashed), corn, turnips, green beans and other staple holiday dishes will crowd dinner tables in plenty on Thanksgiving.
For Detroit residents, some of those veggies may very well have grown from GM’s waste reduction efforts – literally.