JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY DINNER
The Jefferson High School Student Council organizes a Free Community Holiday Dinner that intends to serve 1000 Westside community members a full service meal. The entire meal is planned by the Student Council and within the planning they coordinate with many other groups from Jefferson High School to make it happen. Our J-Hawk Diner Club spends weeks deciding on what desserts to make, developing a shopping list, finding the best values, then of course baking all of the desserts for the dinner (over 1000 servings).
The Jefferson Foodservice Team prepares all of the food for the event and organizes the serving of all food during the event.The many clubs and organizations get student volunteers to help with setting the holiday ambiance so that it is a formal holiday feel that people will enjoy.
The Jefferson staff is integral as they volunteer both funds (to buy product) and time to come and serve the meal to all our guests.
The biggest task set before the Student Council is to procure the needed funds and products to serve the goal of 1000 people. Everything from the plates and flatware, table linens, table decorations, potatoes, gravy, green beans, cream od mushroom soup, stuffing, rolls, butter, salt & pepper, beverages and of course the turkey. All of these products are 100% donated through the goodwill of many businesses that are highlighted on the right...THANK YOU to all our business donors!
Holiday Dinner 2014 was held on Wednesday December 17th in the JHS Cafeteria and was able to serve over 800 meals.
Holiday Dinner 2013 ...KCRG News Story was able to celebrate a successful night of over 1000 people served. An anonymous donation was used to purchase the 9ft Christmas Tree that anchors the room with ornaments made by our Industrial Tech/PLTW Department to showcase JHS activities and clubs.
Holiday Dinner 2012...The inaugural year served just under 600 meals as it was a night plagued by severe winter weather. With plenty of food left over we contacted both the Willis Dady Men's Shelter and Waypoint's Madge Phillips Center and both accepted a large quantity of food for there residents.
Holiday DInner Photo Gallery (2014)