Glide feeds community with 2,100 turkey meals on Thanksgiving Day

As has been a longtime tradition, Glide Church members will serve 2,100 turkey meals at its outdoor dining room in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day.

In addition, the volunteers will also deliver 200 meals to encampments across the city and offer COVID and monkeypox vaccines. 

Glide's Minister of Celebration Marvin White will be celebrating the day with a band at 10 a.m., available for streaming on  Facebook and YouTube. 

Political leaders will join the festivities as well, including Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson.

"It's a special day for everybody," Campbell Barbee said. "We want peopele to feel warm and welcome, just like if you were inviting everyone into your home."

Glide was abuzz early in the morning. Volunteers were setting up tables and carving up turkeys to Earth, Wind and Fire. 

"We are all servants," said volunteer Curtis Webster, who said he was helping out to give himself and others a "warm feeling" on the national holiday.