Approximately 250 people came through Creekside Café on Thanksgiving to benefit from the free traditional meal being served. Staff milled about, happy to be serving the community. A stand set up in the restaurant encouraged diners to donate to Surface Creek Animal Shelter before leaving.
As a result of this event, over $1,200 was raised. Three years ago Creekside Café started the annual meal as a way to support the local non-profit and help them build a bigger shelter. Last year they sponsored a room in the new building thanks to the dinner.
To make this possible, Creekside Café also accepted donations to cover the cost of the meal. For example, Love Your Lashes donated 20 turkeys, Red Mountain Ranches donated apple cider and US Foods donated non-perishable food for sides.