Southside Community Organization giving Thanksgiving meals away Wednesday
by Glenn Moore
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Members of the Southside Community Organization are collecting turkeys and canned food to donate to people in need for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Guadalupe Center, 126 W. First Street.

Southside Community organization’s Angelo Santos said turkeys and boxes of food will be given away to people who apply for the help. There is no requirement he said other than just needing the food.

“We know there are other agencies doing this out there and we just want to relieve some of the pressure on them,” Santos said.

The group needs donations of turkeys and canned food used in Thanksgiving dinners, including yams, cranberry sauce and green beans, to make the food boxes.

“Every year we try to get a little bigger,” Santos said. “I hope we can get between 60 to 100 turkeys. If we can feed 45 people that is good.”

The South Side Community Organization is passing out flyers about the turkey and food basket donations in the south side and downtown areas of Tracy.

People who need the food must call 221-2336 to make an appointment to pick up the baskets Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. The group will fulfill walk-in requests starting at 6 p.m. Volunteers will continue to hand out any extra turkeys they have even if they run out of food boxes.

Anyone wanting to donate a turkey or food for the baskets can drop it off at the Guadalupe Center on Wednesday between noon and 5 p.m. or contact Loyce Singleton at 214-3753.

• Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or gmoore@tracypress.com.

 

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