December 6, 2013

Greenbay - Giving thanks and giving back!

What an awesome time we had in GreenBay! We traveled to visit my brother and sister in law over the Thanksgiving Holidays. It was so nice to just hang out with family. But there is one event I simply must highlight. 
I knew I loved the community of GreenBay... But this just blew my mind. On Thanksgiving every year they open the stadium atrium and feed thousands of people who either can't afford a nice meal or maybe they just don't have any family to share it with. And this is not like a soup kitchen. This is like super fancy kind of dinner! They have the place settings exactly right ( coffee cup handle at 4:30, silverware lined up with the side of chairs, etc.) I learned that one of the highschool basketball teams came and did that the day before. A local restaurant donated the time to cook the food. The Packers donated the use of the atrium, tables, the kitchen, etc. And dozens of volunteers came to truly serve these people. It was just amazing really. About 1000 people were being served and another 1000 meals were sent out to homebound people. All for free... just local people volunteering some time on their holiday to serve others. Love it!

My sister in law and I served as greeters as the people came in.

and even extras like this ice sculpture added to how everybody went the extra mile to make these people feel loved and special..

A sky box was opened up so people could go see the field from that view!

So much fun and such an honor to witness such great people serving their community! Go Pack Go!

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