December 12, 2012 Leave a comment
The numbers are in – BluFi Lending’s Thanksgiving 2012 with The Salvation Army was a day to remember! BluFi partnered with Pam Phillips Catering to provide all of the food for The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving Day meal in Oceanside, California. With BluFi’s support and a team of dedicated volunteers, we were able to provide a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to more than 350 guests.
Dinner for 350+ people was quite an undertaking! In total, we served:
- 63 pounds of turkey
- 140 pounds of potatoes
- 420+ pieces of pie
- 590 dinner rolls
- 300 cups of coffee
- 22 gallons of lemonade
In addition to a warm, homemade meal, families who came in were also given a small gift, and the first round of children each received their own voice recordable story book. After the event, The Salvation Army also delivered 50 meals to home or work bound area neighbors.
The Thanksgiving Day event was made possible through BluFi Cares, our charitable outreach program. BluFi Cares is a volunteer committee of BluFi Lending employees. Throughout the year, the committee selects organizations like the Salvation Army to support through donations and volunteerism. Previous organizations we have supported include Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Make-a-Wish Foundation, San Diego Food Bank, The Angel’s Depot, Wounded Warrior Project, and Dress for Success.
BluFi employees are proud and grateful to support such a worthy cause during the holidays. For more information on The Salvation Army and ways you can help, visit its blog at http://www.salvationarmyexpectchange.org.