Director of Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington, DC, Steve Badt, “If I have a guest coming to my house for Thanksgiving, I'm not going to open a can of beans for them. A homeless person who is my guest deserves no less. There's really no added expense, since all of the shelter's food is donated,” Badt says. "Why can't a soup kitchen run like a high-end restaurant if it's not costing anyone else money?” Co-pastor of the Greenpoint Reformed Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ann Kansfield, “Their dinner will be served the day before Thanksgiving and will include locally grown and organic fruits and veggies. "If that's how I feed my own children, that's how I prefer to serve other people's children."It is this thinking and the generosity and donations of others that allows for the shelters to offer these healthy meals.
Lets take a cue from these shelters and make our own Thanksgiving celebrations happy, healthy and most importantly, organic.