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Jerry Lewis' McDonald's and our over 1,000 employees are proud to be active in the communities that we serve. Our mission is not only to offer great, quality food and fast service at a great value, but also to support the communities that support us. We take great pride in helping causes such as families, youth, education, and healthy, active lifestyles. We appreciate the opportunity to be involved with such worthy causes.
We are proud to be a part of such significant events, including the ones listed below.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
The Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner was started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family. It is held each year on Thanksgiving Day at the Lima Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center. The dinner includes the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, including turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and more.
In 2011, enough food was prepared to feed over 3200 guests, including more than 800 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of mashed potatoes, 540 pounds of stuffing, 300 pounds of gravy, more than 200 pies and 24 pounds of whipped cream. The dinner is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome.
In addition to the dinner, there is a clothing and grocery giveaway. Guests are able to take with them any needed clothing items including pants, shirts, shoes, coats, and hats. Guests are able to take home bags of groceries in addition to the hot meal they receive at the Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
Year after year, we continue to be amazed at the community’s willingness to give up their own Thanksgiving to serve one another,” says Jerry Lewis.
The Big Day of Serving
The Big Day of Serving brings together youth groups throughout Lima for ONE DAY of service that revolutionizes an entire neighborhood!
When you think about The Big Day of Serving, picture this: a thousand teenagers from youth groups in your area uniting to serve a neighborhood in need.
They tackle an area the size of several city blocks and bring help and hope to people by working on projects like painting, home repairs, landscaping, cleaning and beautifying city parks, cleaning vacant lots, and cleaning schools and nursing homes.
Find The Big Day of Serving in Lima, Ohio on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebigdaylima.