CHS Pics | ‘Hospitality, comfort and support’ — a community Thanksgiving dinner on Capitol Hill

More than 200 people had dinner at Capitol Hill Community Lunch’s Thanksgiving feast. The record turnout, executive director Don Jensen tells CHS, is good and bad news. Jensen said he is glad Community Lunch can be there to serve but there also appears to be growing need for people struggling to make ends meet in Seattle.

Thursday, the nonprofit filled the hall at Broadway’s All Pilgrims and had a healthy host of volunteers. Many were first-time helpers, Jensen said.

Capitol Hill Community Lunch provides “hot, nutritious meals and survival services” to homeless and low-income people. “We welcome them as our guests in an atmosphere of hospitality, comfort and support,” the group’s description reads. Community Lunch serves four times a week — Tuesday at Friday noon lunches at 11th Ave’s Central Lutheran and Wednesday and Thursday suppers at All Pilgrims. “Meals are open to all, and no sign-in is required,” the group says.

We’ve included Capitol Hill Community Lunch in our 2017 donation drives, feed the hungry, and volunteer opportunities around Capitol Hill lineup here. To learn more about volunteering or how you can help, visit

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