Tampa Bay's 9th Annual
Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 27, 2014
Potluck Dinner 2:00pm-5:30pm
Everyone is Welcome!
$7.00/adult with a VEGAN DISH to feed 8+ people (couple’s dish to feed 16+)
$19.00/adult without dish to share
*Children, students and seniors by donation *Discount with student ID
Cash or check only—No credit cards
All food must be vegan (vegan = no animal products)
Please bring your vegan dish with a serving utensil and ingredient list/recipe.
Microwaves available for warming.
Plates and utensils will be provided. Please no personal plates, dinnerware or to-go containers.
Parking is limited—Carpooling encouraged.
Space is limited, so please RSVP early.
Volunteers are needed for setup, food prep, etc.
To RSVP, volunteer or for more information, please contact:
Joan- email@example.com (813) 476-6436 or call FVA (727) 656-8368
Q&A and other important information
Q: How does the potluck style dinner work?
A: Guests bring a dish labeled with the ingredients and their name on it somewhere so it can be picked up after being emptied and rinsed out.
A: Once you donate at door, someone will help you find a spot on the tables for your dish. Also, your name tag will have a number on it. *THE NUMBER ON YOUR NAME TAG IS THE ORDER OF WHO GOES UP TO THE FOOD TABLES WHEN IT’S TIME TO EAT. (Guests 1 thru 300) **We typically call out numbers in groups of 50 to go through the line at a time and as the line dissipates (moves quickly) we call up another set of 50.
Q: Do I have to bring a dish?
A: No, come join us and enjoy the wonderful vegan items from the guests who brought something for the dinner. There are two suggested donation amounts: one for guests who bring a dish and one for guests who do not.
Q: Why can’t we bring our own plates and cups or take-out containers?
A: We have learned from years past that supplying these works best to ensure all guests get to enjoy the amazing foods/dishes that are prepared and brought to the event.
Tip/Suggestion: Please be courteous when filling your plate on your first trip through the line as there will be many other guests that have not been through it yet. Once everyone has been through the food line once, you are welcome to take a second helping.
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Here are the great companies who have donated products for you to enjoy at this event.
Whole Foods / Groceries, frozen foods, bake goods, hot food, salad bar and more.
Purely Decadent / Dairy free milks, ice creams and yogurts. We offer an array of dairy free delights so diverse you can sip, bite, pour, scoop, lick or chug throughout your day
Turtle Island Foods / For almost 30 years we have worked to create delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable vegetarian food that make a difference in people’s lives and have a minimal impact on our environment.
Field Roast / The original makers of vegan grain-meat products.
Celebration roasts, Hazelnut cranberry roast en croute, sausage links, frankfurters, deli slices, quarter loaves, classic meatloaf
Gardein / All you have to be is hungry! A delicious, convenient, and versatile protein option for everyone. Gardein is dedicated to creating healthier versions of the food people love to eat.
Earth Balance / Spreads, snacks, dressings, nut butters, baking sticks & soy milk.
All of our products are plant-based, vegan, made without artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils, and are free of gluten, lactose and eggs.
Java Planet / Look no further. Your search is over. Java Planet is the freshest, best tasting coffee- organic or otherwise- that you can buy
Sami's Bakery / Gluten Free, Low- Carb, Millet & Flax and other delicious and healthy products.
Daiya / A dairy-free dream come true – extraordinary cheese alternatives
Liz Lovely will be donating a gift basket with delicious samples for raffle.
Vida de Café, an exquisite raw vegan restaurant in St. Pete Beach “offering delicious food for a healthy lifestyle,” donated a gift certificate for the raffle.
Stasia’s Organic Element Salon, one of the few Tampa hair studios that uses organic (and mostly vegan and cruelty-free) products for hair color, curls, makeup and other treatments exclusively, donated a free facial and a gift certificate for the shop’s new online store.