Everything But The Turkey

everything but the turkey:

25th anniversary edition

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.

With the help of our amazing community this year, over 450 volunteers prepared nearly 6,383 servings of Thanksgiving-themed food which will serve 1,740 people facing food insecurity in Washington, DC. Whether you donated funds, shopped for pasta, rice, and beans, made soup kits, or chopped, grated, and mixed coleslaw, green beans, yams, and collards, this impact was because of you.


We are thrilled to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Everything But The Turkey in 2021. It’s not too late to help us ensure we can keep this program going for years to come by making a donation of $25, $125, $250, or whatever you are able to give.

Click here to give today.

“This volunteer opportunity started as a way for our Little League team to do an action-oriented activity for others, together … Last year, in the pandemic, our kids had not seen each other in nearly six months … EBTT allowed us to come together, to see one another safely AND to feel purpose during a time when so much felt out of our control. I can’t tell you how good this program is for our kids.” – Sloane Hurst

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

Cozen O’Connor
Jeff Menick
Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Lloyd
Susie and Kenton Campbell
Janet Abrams

Nussdorf Family Foundation
Cornerstone Research

The Class Produce Company
Coastal Sunbelt
Keany Produce