Employees at Hornblower San Francisco and Alcatraz Cruises joined the Tel-Hi Center in providing a Thanksgiving meal to those in need in the neighborhood last night. A part of the company's Respect Our Planet Corporate Social Responsibility program, employees volunteer for All Hands on Deck community service events. We were honored to be a part of this great night of volunteering to help members of our community who needed a warm meal.
Twelve employees headed over to the Tel-Hi Center at 4:30pm for volunteer orientation. By 5:30, guests were being seated at tables and served a warm turkey dinner with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mash potatoes and a cookie for dessert. The system for seating and feeding the several hundred with
guests was well organized, with individuals being shown to their tables and servers bringing them their plates of hot food.
The mix of volunteers from all over the community was varied - the youngest being about 5 years old and everyone coming from all walks of life. It was heartwarming to see and be a part of an effort to help out others. One Hornblower employee in particular remarked on how much it meant for him to give back because at one time in his life he had been the recipient of meals such as this one.
Thank you to the Tel-Hi Center for providing us with an opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile occasion.