Record number attend free Thanksgiving meal at Kent’s Golden Steer restaurant

The Golden Steer's annual Thanksgiving feed served a record number of people this year.

The Golden Steer’s annual Thanksgiving feed served a record number of people this year.

According to owner Jim Berrios, 500 people ate dinner at the Golden Steer that day, all of whom received vouchers from the Kent Food Bank, through a church or the Kent School District.

It was by far a record for the Golden Steer, shattering the previous high of 400.

“We had a mix of struggling families, homeless and some senior at the feast,” said Jim Berrios, Golden Steer owner. “The fun thing is that people that come tend to treat this as a formal affair, so there were families all dressed up, little kids wearing suits and ties.”

In total, 42 volunteers from around the community helped out Thursday, with 31 staying for a large dinner with the Berrios family after the room was cleared and tables and chairs were put away.

“This has been our family’s Thanksgiving for many years and it’s always a great experience for us,” Berrios said.

This was the 13th year the Golden Steer has hosted a Thanksgiving dinner.

“As long as we continue to be blessed, we are going to keep doing this,” Berrios said.

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