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La Brea Bakery celebrates Thanksgiving Heroes

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November offers the chance to celebrate gratitude

Even if you’re still sneaking a few pieces of your kids’ Halloween candy to pair with your coffee each morning, November means looking forward to Thanksgiving. Without a religious connection or the expectation of gifts, many families relish the chance to connect over a well-crafted meal. Whether your Thanksgiving table is filled with the family into which you were born or the family you’ve cobbled together with friends and neighbors, there’s something special about breaking bread with those you love.

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La Brea Bakery want to brighten Thanksgiving day — with more than bread

La Brea Bakery is the leading artisan bread in the United States — sold in 7,000-7,500 retail outlets and chains nationwide. Learn more about La Brea Bakery and how they focus on giving back to others. While La Brea Bakery would love to see their artisan bread on your Thanksgiving table, this year they’re working to spread joy and gratitude to your community’s heroes.

Nominate — and celebrate — your Thanksgiving hero this November

Even if we’re not making an elaborate dinner, my immediate family makes it a point to spend Thanksgiving together. Little touches, like my Grandma Rose’s special Thanksgiving china, elevate the day from the ordinary. I make mashed potatoes with abandon, ignoring the calorie count on butter and promising to make up for the extra large piece of pumpkin pie another day.

For some people, though, Thanksgiving is spent at work. Nurses, firefighters, waiters and countless other people spend their Thanksgiving taking care of other people — and sometimes saving lives. This year, La Brea Bakery is running a Thanksgiving promotion where you will be encouraged to nominate your “Thanksgiving Hero”: people you know and love who regularly work on Thanksgiving serving others. La Brea Bakery will deliver fully catered meals to five finalists across the nation on Thanksgiving, so they can still enjoy a special meal, even at work.

How to nominate your Thanksgiving Hero

To submit an entry visit “Thanksgiving Heroes” and create your submission by including: your first and last name; zip code; email address; an essay of 100 words or less telling about your family member that you will be unable to share Thanksgiving dinner with and submit at least one photograph showing both you and your family member that you will be unable to share Thanksgiving dinner with. Submissions must be received by November 15th 2015. Finalists will be announced November 17th 2015, after which the public will have a chance to vote for their favorites through November 20th 2015.

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Keep in touch with La Brea Bakery

Stay up-to-date with La Brea Bakery this holiday season and all year long by following along with their social media stories. In addition to updates about the contest, you’ll also receive product discounts — and who doesn’t love a deal on delicious artisan bread?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of La Brea Bakery. All opinions are my own.

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

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