The staff at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is giving back, not only with their time, but with dinner this Thanksgiving. Both Diamond Knot locations are preparing and serving an early dinner for those in need this holiday season.
“I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of our staff,” said Andy Eason, Diamond Knot Brewing’s Vice President of Retail. “We have more staff volunteering than we know what to do with, but this just goes to show that being able to provide Thanksgiving dinner is in line with everything we stand for. It shows what’s important to our company as a whole.”
“The staff jumped on this opportunity to give back without blinking,” Eason said. “They have collected toiletries and other items, and are looking forward to sharing the holiday with people in the community.”
Diamond Knot’s flagship location, the Brewery and Alehouse in Mukilteo, is opening its doors to Esther’s Place, a day center for homeless women and children. “The ladies of Esther’s Place are so very excited to be able to have a meal with their families for Thanksgiving,” said Laurie Hardie, Esther’s Place’s director.
“One of the things we always say is we don’t feed them, we eat with them and Diamond Knot is providing a wonderful opportunity for not only the ladies and their families, but for the volunteers to sit with the ladies and have a wonderful holiday dinner.”
Since opening in January, Esther’s Place has helped 30 women get off the streets. The organization, which is an arm of the Hoff Foundation, offers a place for women and children to come to have a meal and just relax for a little while.
The Diamond Knot Brewpub in Mountlake Terrace, is opening its doors to the community’s homeless through several organizations. There are up to 100 dinners available between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with staff on hand to offer a full turkey dinner, complete with the fixings. Diamond Knot is reaching out to homeless shelters in the Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace area, encouraging their visitors to enjoy Thanksgiving with the Diamond Knot staff.
To coordinate dinners at the Brewpub, shelter directors in need of information should contact Sherry Jennings, Diamond Knot’s Director of Sales and Marketing ([email protected]).