EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Dozens of volunteers spend a busy morning for helping to prepare one of Eugene’s biggest Thanksgiving feasts.
Students from Lane Community College’s Culinary Arts program and other community volunteers spent Saturday, November 17 carving turkeys and cutting vegetables for the annual Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
2,000 people showed up for the dinner in 2011 and it all translates to a lot of food.
Michael Rogers is the turkey stock master, in charge of preparing more than one hundred gallons of stock for the meal.
"It's very intense and what amazes me still is the organization. I mean they have it down and Chef Clive does a wonderful job,” says Rogers.
“LCC . . . does have 'community' in the name so, it's important to give back and for everybody,” says Rogers.
Volunteers carved about 1,500 turkeys and cut more than one thousand pounds of vegetables for the meal.
The meal is held on Thursday at the Whiteaker Community Head Start Center at 21 North Grand Street in Eugene. The meal is served from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Community members can also donate items for the homeless at the dinner. The needed supplies include blankets, rain gear, backpacks, gloves, hats, extra large men’s and women’s warm clothes, children’s clothing and toiletries.
For more information on donating or helping with the dinner, call 541 485-8179.