On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden visited a Washington, D.C. community kitchen.
At the D.C. Central Kitchen they were joined by Jill Biden, the first lady, and Douglas Emhoff.
After being greeted at the facility by the staff, the couples helped to pack boxed Thanksgiving dinners. The first lady served sweet potatoes while the president served turkey.
Biden did not respond to one question asking him about what he is thankful for. He responded, “The people I’m standing next to are what I’m thankful for.”
Biden and his wife also celebrated “Friendsgiving” with Fort Bragg service members and their families on Monday.
Their visit was part of the “joining forces initiative,” a White House effort aimed at supporting military personnel, their families and veterans. In 2021, Jill Biden (then-first lady Michelle Obama) started the initiative.
During remarks, Bidens expressed gratitude to the service members. The president said, “I know what it’s like to have someone who’s not at your table on a holiday.”
The first couple also provided food for approximately 250 guests, which included elected officials as well service members and families of deployed soldiers.
Tuesday evening the Bidens traveled by car to Nantucket (Massachusetts), where they will spend Thanksgiving together with their family. They’re set to return to D.C. on Sunday.
The White House is getting into the Christmas spirit with Christmas approaching. On Monday, the first lady was presented with the official 2021 Christmas tree. It arrived by carriage and horse.
The tree is a 18-and-a half-foot Fraser Fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, North Carolina. The White House is decked every year with the delivery.
The tree will be installed in the Blue Room, an oval-shaped room of the White House.