Everything But The Turkey

23RD Annual Everything But The Turkey

EBTT 2019 registration is now open!

A signature program of the Edlavitch DCJCC since 1996, Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of volunteers at the Edlavitch DCJCC to chop, mix, grate, and prepare over 13,000 servings of festive Thanksgiving food for people experiencing hunger and homelessness in the DC area. We make everything but the turkey, and DC Central Kitchen, our program partner, supplies delicious turkeys. DC Central Kitchen then distributes the Thanksgiving meals we make to homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, senior facilities, and community kitchens in the District.

The presenting sponsor of Everything But the Turkey is The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation.

Sign up for a spot to make Green Beans, Kickin’ Coleslaw, Savory Stuffing, Collard Greens, or Yummy Yams. Each table fits 8 people – no exceptions please. No cooking experience is necessary.

Choose from the program options below – EBTT runs for three days (November 24, 25, and 26) and offers something for everyone!


EBTT 2019 registration Options

EBTT PJ Library Edition

Sunday, November 24, 10:00-11:30 AM
Join us for a program designed for families with children under the age of 8 for arts and crafts, story-time, and light food preparation.

EBTT Young Professionals Edition

Sunday, November 24, 1:15-4:00 PM
Join other young professionals for brunch and schmoozing at 1:15 PM followed by food prep at 2:00 PM.

EBTT Community-wide Program - Monday

Monday, November 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Join us to chop, grate, peel, and mix to create 5 different delicious Thanksgiving dishes!

EBTT Community-wide Program - Tuesday

Tuesday, November 26, 6:30-8:30 PM
Join us to chop, grate, peel, and mix to create 5 different delicious Thanksgiving dishes!

Want to learn more? Check out our 2019 FAQ: