On Monday, October 12 the Friendship Inn served 1212 turkey meals to the guests of the Inn. Thanks to the generosity of the Saskatoon and area community we had turkey, potatoes, carrots, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pie for dessert. We had about 40 volunteers helping to prepare, serve and clean up from our special meal.
One family has come to volunteer for several holiday meals now, and they spent some time interviewing some guests to find out what Thanksgiving at the Inn means to them.
“I’m from a reserve down south and this is the first time at the Friendship Inn. Thank you for having me.”
“We come to the Inn to play crib, visit and have a nice meal.”
“I’m a single mom & when I send my little guy to daycare I come here for meals so my groceries at home stretch further for him. I also like to meet people and visit.”
The volunteer family also talked about why they continue to volunteer:
“I keeping coming back to volunteer to help at the Friendship Inn because it feels good to give back & help out.”