Everything But The Turkey

everything but the turkey 

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

A signature program of the Edlavitch DCJCC since 1996, Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of volunteers to chop, mix, grate, and prepare thousands of servings of festive Thanksgiving dishes for people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness in the DC area in partnership with DC Central Kitchen.

This year, almost 800 volunteers prepared more than 12,000 servings of Thanksgiving side dishes, which will serve 3,500 people facing food insecurity in Washington, DC.

Whether you donated funds, made mac ‘n’ cheese jars, created snack bags, or chopped, grated, and mixed coleslaw, green beans, yams, stuffing, apple crumble, and collards, this impact was because of you.

Fighting hunger doesn’t stop with EBTT – we have to change the way our food systems work so that fewer people have to fight a daily battle to find their next meal.

We hope you might take a few minutes to learn and take action in the following ways:


PJ Library Edition (Young Families)

Sunday, November 20
10:00-11:15 AM
This program is designed for families with children under the age of 8 for story-time, arts and crafts, and light food preparation.

Young Professionals Edition

Sunday, November 20
1:30-2:30 PM
Help prepare food with other young professionals - and stay late or come early to schmooze and meet new people.

Sunday Community-wide Program

Sunday, November 20
4:30-6:00 PM
Chop, mix, peel, and measure to create delicious Thanksgiving dishes for DC Central Kitchen.

Monday Community-wide Program

Monday, November 21
6:30-8:00 PM
Chop, mix, peel, and measure to create delicious Thanksgiving dishes for DC Central Kitchen.

Want to learn more? Check out our 2022 FAQs:

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!


Janet Beth Abrams
Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Lloyd
Jeff Menick
Saul and Nancy Pilchen
Martha and Philip Sagon Family Foundation


Cornerstone Research
Nussdorf Family Foundation

John Ashley

Jonathan Edelman 
Dina Gold
Jill and Robert Granader
Rhea Schwartz and Paul Wolff