Annual Feast of Giving at Dayton Convention Center canceled

Annual Feast of Giving at Dayton Convention Center canceled
Feast of Giving, Thanksgiving held today in Dayton

DAYTON — The closure of the Dayton Convention Center for the remainder of 2020 has prompted organizers to cancel the annual Thanksgiving Feast of Giving event.

“Without a dining space for some 8,000 - 10,000 people, and the cooking operations of the Dayton Convention Center, the decision became straightforward. Our board considered a number of different alternatives and options yet the reality to effectively and safely feed so many people would be impossible," Feast of Giving co-chairs Steve Levitt and Tom Olson said in a joint statement.

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Before 2009, the Elder Beerman Family Foundation sponsored the event for 40 years.

The event was organized to provide a hot Thanksgiving meal to all in the Dayton area.

Organizers are planning to bring the event back in 2021.