Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving food drive this Saturday at the Petworth Community Market (and around the neighborhood until Nov. 20!)

Thanksgiving is coming up, and the folks behind the Petworth Community Market have organized a Thanksgiving food drive to support Mary's Center, a great local nonprofit that works on health care, education and social services.

They'll have food bins at the Market on Sunday and also other local businesses until Nov. 20: Annie’s Hardware, Greenline Real Estate, Willow Fashion, Lighthouse Yoga and the Mary's Center office at 3912 Georgia Ave NW.

The Petworth Market is every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the triangular park where Georgia, Upshur and 9th Street intersect.

Here's more info:
In support of the Mary’s Center 2015 Food Drive, the Petworth Market will host a Thanksgiving food donation bin at the November 7th and November 14th markets. Please join us in supporting local families in need during the holiday season. You can also visit the local Mary’s Center location at 3912 George Avenue to drop off your donations. Accepted items include non-perishables such as canned vegetables/fruit, cranberry sauce, yams, stuffing mix, and pumpkin pie filling. We will also accept $25 grocery store gift cards for frozen turkeys. For a full description of what we’re looking for, click here
Until November 20, you can also find drop-off bins at our local partners during the week: 
Annie’s HardwareGreenline Real EstateWillow FashionLighthouse Yoga 
Mary’s Center, founded in 1988, is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. Mary’s Center uses a holistic, multipronged approach to help each participant access individualized services that set them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independence. The Center offers high-quality, professional care in a safe and trusting environment to residents from the entire DC metropolitan region, including individuals from over 110 countries.

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