Thanksgiving is usually a day for stuffing your face, answering awkward family questions, and fighting over which football game to watch. But you can make Thanksgiving a lot more meaningful to someone this year. MealSharing.com (like AirBnB but for dinner, not apartments), is connecting families with people who have no place to go on Thanksgiving, or want to meet new friends this holiday for a change of pace.
It’s called “ThanksSharing Day,” and dozens of people have already signed up. Right now, most of the hosts seem to be from Chicago and New York, but there are a few from Spain and the United Kingdom. Once a host signs up, they post a description of the food and cooking style provided, and interested guests can request space at the table.
MealSharing.com founder Jay Savsani said ThanksSharing Day is a great experience, "whether a person is traveling, alone for the holiday, or simply wants a different experience." At a cursory glance, you could share a meal with a family that cooks an Italian Thanksgiving feast in Baltimore, or a Mexican meal in Chicago.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi