Operation: Turkey Delivery

Op. Turkey Delivery

We don’t have to be thankful for all things. We can, however, be thankful in all things.

Imagine the conversation: “Hey. Don’t worry about preparing ANY food for Thanksgiving this year. We’ve got you covered..”

On Saturday, I contacted the five families that were chosen for a complimentary, gourmet Thanksgiving meal provided by the Gilmore Collection.

Having the experience of giving these families the news felt surreal. The responses were a mix of shock and gratitude, followed by a tremendous sense of happiness and relief about not having to worry about the big meal this Thursday. Here are the redacted versions of the stories:

First Family

[Mom] and [Dad] have two young children. [Oldest daughter] has been battling brain cancer since she was a couple months old. They have to live in their mother’s basement because finances are tight.  [Dad] lost his job this past year because of absenteeism to be with her during treatments.

Second Family

Mom and Dad have adopted >6 kids out of foster care in the past three years. While they do have food in the fridge, it is always an ordeal to cook for a big family. I know that this would bless them substantially, in order to just BE together for a meal, no stress about prepping. Mom suffers from fibromyalgia and it flares up in the winter. They just have a ton on their plate, and are so worth blessing the heck out of.
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“Happy Hour Specials” — Grand Rapids

Daily Specials for your convenience!

Daily Specials for your convenience!

One thing our team recently realized was that there was no concise, readable, site that showcased public Grand Rapids food specials from local restaurants. What we’ve done is start a list that will hopefully be useful for you, the diner, to scan specials by location & day. Want to add something? Email us / comment below. We’ll add it here ASAP.

“BOFO” = Buy One, Feed One. $1+ dish (pay more if you like), 100% donated to charity.

 

Monday!

Downtown
Big O’ Café – $6.99 Express Personal Pizzas: 11am-2pm
B.O.B. – 7.99 Lunch Pizza Buffet: 11:30am-2:00pm
CitySēn Lounge – (BOFO) $1 Dessert
Flanagan’s Irish Pub – http://flanagansgr.com/spcials/
Louis Benton – http://louisbenton.com/happy-hour/
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