Obamas Serve Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Luke’s on Calvert Street


Joined by friends and extended family, the first family served Thanksgiving dinner to homeless veterans Nov. 25, around 5 p.m., and those gathered at Friendship Place, part of St. Luke’s Church on Calvert Street, near Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park.
During a quick visit and mildly disruptive shutdown, police blocked the street, as the long motorcade arrived from the White House after President Obama had just pardoned turkeys, Abe and Honest.

According to the White House press pool, “The first family was lined up behind a long table giving out the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Marian Robinson ladled out the macaroni and cheese. Sasha was charged with stuffing and cranberry sauce. FLOTUS, unsurprisingly, handled veggies. Malia stood between her mom and dad and gave out fluffy mashed potatoes. POTUS used his presidential prerogative to serve the turkey and top it off with gravy for hungry visitors.

The annual “Feast with Friends” is for individuals and families that participate in the church’s programs, including homeless and at-risk veterans from the organization’s Veterans First program. Veterans First is a leading provider of housing stability to veterans and their families in the Washington, D.C., metro area — serving 550 households.

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