While many look forward to feasting on turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, Henry Scheer enjoys serving others on Thanksgiving.
Scheer – co-owner of Tbonz Steakhouse – has served Thanksgiving dinners to needy families and children (see above photo courtesy News 12) in his restaurant for many years. But this year, he and his staff plan to do something a little different for the holiday: They will serve traditional Thanksgiving carryout meals for CSRA first responders. “We learned a lot of the police and firemen working that day don’t really have a place to eat,” says Scheer. Tbonz also provides meals to kids hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, which helps both the patients and their parents. “If we give a parent three seconds of not having to worry about their child, we have succeeded,” he states.
A local Mexican restaurant also wants to help families in need. Taqueria El Rey will give away turkeys today (Monday, Nov. 22) beginning at 11 a.m. at both of its locations: 3830 Washington Road in Martinez and 419 Lewiston Road in Grovetown. Ramiro Galvan – the restaurant’s owner – says they started the turkey giveaway in 2016 with 20 turkeys, and that number has steadily increased over the last five years. “Three years ago, we did 200,” states Galvan. “Last year, we did 90, and this year, we have only gotten 100 so far due to the pandemic and shortage on almost everything.”
For Scheer, volunteers make it possible for Tbonz to serve others on Thanksgiving by performing many tasks, such as carving turkeys and packaging meals. “It’s more of a community thing, and it’s a lot of our employees doing it too.”