Thanksgiving Luncheon 2019
On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. hosted our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for the community around our Wesley Health & Wellness Center on the Southwest side of San Antonio. Each year, we provide a tasty and fresh Thanksgiving meal to nearly 500 clients and their families, our neighbors and staff. This annual tradition started back in 2009 and is a fun, festive event that embodies our mission to "Serving Humanity to Honor God."
"Having this opportunity to open our doors and see our patients and clients come in with their family and friends to share a meal together this Thanksgiving really warms our hearts as an organization and is a gratifying example of seeing our mission at work in our community", said Jaime Wesolowski, President & CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. "As an organization, we are continuously blessed to have such passionate and dedicated team members who are called to do this work and the smile on the faces of the people we serve today, and every day, gives our work more purpose and meaning."
The event is a true team effort and begins weeks in advance with our kitchen staff ordering the food and supplies needed to prepare the feast, which takes days to prepare. Staff from across the organization, including our corporate officers, volunteer in different ways to greet our guests and serve them a warm meal that this year included turkey, ham, corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more.
It remains one of our team members' favorite traditions at Methodist Healthcare Ministries as it allows our patients and clients from all walks of life the opportunity to come together for a special day of thanks, grace and community. Seeing joy on the faces of the families we serve, particularly the children, reminds us of why we do the work we do and fills us all with gratitude.
In the spirit of the holiday, many blessings to you and your families. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
For a video with highlights from our 2018 luncheon, please click here.