Tahoe City’s first Thanksgiving community dinner to support Project MANA | SierraSun.com

Tahoe City’s first Thanksgiving community dinner to support Project MANA

Special to the Sun
From left: Cory Allison and Michelle Martland serve at Rideout Community Center's commercial kitchen grand opening.
Courtesy Tahoe City Public Utility District |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Thanksgiving is fast approaching! Let’s remember to give thanks and show appreciation for what is all around us.

For the very first time the Tahoe City Public Utility District Parks and Recreation Department will host a Thanksgiving Community Dinner as a fundraiser for your local food pantry, Project MANA.

Project MANA was established in 1991 and has since been responding to emergency food needs in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Community. While feeding community members who are hungry, Project MANA also educates these individuals to relieve the causes of hunger.

For more information on what the organization does and how you can get more involved, visit http://www.projectmana.org. A guest speaker from the organization will also be present during the event to give a brief overview of what they do and how you can make a significant difference with your contribution.

The TCPUD has four large food barrels located at the Rideout Community Center and the TCPUD administrative building provided by Project MANA. The goal for the department is to fill these barrels by Jan. 2, 2014 to return to the association and kick of the 2014 New Year by feeding the communities.

All families and individuals are welcome to attend this event. The entrance fee for the Community Dinner is a donation of at least one non-perishable food item per guest to add into the food barrels.

Apart from a great meal, the event is also an outlet to bring the community together for a sociable evening and to give thanks for Lake Tahoe, our community members, and children.

North Tahoe’s local music program, Music Together, will perform a short piece to showcase their learning during the event. This is a perfect opportunity to see what one of your local music groups has to offer.

The event will be held at the Rideout Community Center on Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 740 Timberland Lane in Tahoe City. The dinner for the evening is provided by generous donations from Tahoe City’s local businesses.

It has been wonderful witnessing the businesses donate fresh food for a good cause considering the tough transitioning period for everyone in the community. We would like to thank Tahoe House Bakery and Gourmet, Firehouse Café, Coffee Connexion, Blue Agave, Wolfdale’s, Sunnyside Market, Syd’s Bagelry, Lakeside Pizza, SaveMart and Safeway, Front Street Station, Spoon Restaurant, and Rosie’s Café.

Provided to the Sun by TCPUD Recreation Supervisor Shaun Chilkotowsky, shaunc@tcpud.org.

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