Eat  -- and serve -- this Thanksgiving

A letter from the Crayton family:

Almeta Crayton’s ‘Everybody Eats’ is in its 16th season and still going strong.  Upon her passing in October, she was working on this year’s event, and the family wants to continue her mission in her memory.

Ms. Almeta always strived to have people come out and enjoy the company of others and take meals to the homebound and elderly

We greatly appreciate organizations making space available to help insure the success of this COMMUNITY ORGANIZED event.   Without the community coming together to honor the memory of Ms. Almeta, this event would not be continuing. 

This year we are making sure ‘Everybody Eats’ at Stamper Commons at Stephens College -- and to deliver cooked meals to those homebound, helping serve 300-500 people.   You can make a difference by making a donation.   And, of course, STOP BY! because 'Everybody Eats.'  

To volunteer call 573-228-6340.  Questions, please call (573) 825-5263, (573) 673-4087, or email everybodyeatsalways at

To donate food, cooking supplies & other tools, please drop them off at:

The Club at Old Hawthorn 
6221 State Highway WW

Offices at United Way
105 E. Ash
Columbia, MO 65201 Columbia, MO
11-2 9-2 9-5

If you are preparing food, please bring it by Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Thursday

Please call 573-673-4087, 573-825-5263 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Items Needed:

Meats: Ham, Chitterlings

Sweet Potatoes
White Potatoes - Instant
Green Beans, Corn
Mac & Cheese - Elbow noodles
Dressing - Bread
Cranberry Sauce
Corn Bread
Salads – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, salad dressing

Beverages – Tea, Water, Punch, etc.

STICK Butter - A LOT of butter
Celery, Onions


Gloves for serving - Small, Medium and Large
Blue footies and head covers
Knives – Butter and sharp edged
Disposable metal serving pans
Name Tags
Carry Out Containers
Large rolls of foil

With grateful appreciation,

The Crayton Family & Everybody Eats Steering Committee