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Thanksgiving Dinner Hosted by Catholic Charities DC and Pepco on Nov. 21 to Feed Hundreds of People in Need

November 13, 2023

Washington, Nov. 13, 2023 — To kick off the season of giving, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and Pepco will serve a sit-down Thanksgiving meal and distribute winter coats to those who are homeless or hungry on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Three hundred meals will be given out at a festive traditional dinner inside at Pepco Edison Place Gallery. The meal — part of Catholic Charities’ St. Maria’s Meals program — will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, collard greens, corn bread and a brownie made by Catholic Charities’ KitchenWork program and served by more than two dozen Catholic Charities’ volunteers.

Diners will receive a warm winter coat courtesy of Pepco, along with toiletries packaged by its employees.

In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, the dinner will provide hearty and nutritious meals and foster a sense of community.

What: Community Thanksgiving dinner for those experiencing food insecurity

Where: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20068

When: 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. Attendees will start lining up early. While they wait in line, they will be given wrapped chocolate bars with a note of thanksgiving.

Who: Catholic Charities President and CEO Jim Malloy and J. Tyler Anthony, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings, will welcome guests and give brief remarks. Both will be available for media interviews.

Background: Catholic Charities DC gave out more than 3.7 million free meals to those who were hungry and food insecure in the last year, and 1,100 beds were provided to those without homes each night. Pepco has supported the annual Thanksgiving dinner for more than 10 years.

Media: For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Kate Kennedy of Catholic Charities DC’s Communications department at or 202-772-4312, or Rod Wilson of Pepco at 202-872-2680 or

About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Catholic Charities DC is the largest independent social services agency in the Metropolitan D.C. area. As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities DC invests in communities by providing critical services to hundreds of thousands of people in need throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. The organization works tirelessly to give help that empowers and hope that lasts to those it serves regardless of background, belief or circumstance. For more information, visit and follow us on social media @CCADW.

About Pepco

Pepco is a unit of Exelon (Nasdaq: EXC), a Fortune 250 company and the nation’s largest utility company, serving more than 10 million customers. Pepco provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 919,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland.