Children’s Emergency Food Bank
Christmas Basket Distribution
The 50th annual Christmas Basket Distribution was held Saturday December 10, 2016 and was again a big success. This year we prepared for 120 Christmas Basket distributions for our registered clients and for several other charities. 73 clients were served that day and were also given frozen turkeys and chickens. Some remaining baskets were picked up the following week, others were given to families identified by members of the JKPC congregation and to Dublin Unified School District and St. Raymond Catholic Church. In addition, each family received a $10.00 gift certificate and a bag from Raley’s with coupons for potatoes, carrots, bananas and milk.
This event does not happen without the help of numerous volunteers working at various times throughout the week. It begins with a food drive early in December. A large food order is delivered from Raley’s on Monday. The food is sorted onto tables in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday. On Thursday the food is put into two sets of apple boxes and on Saturday families come to pick it up from 8:30am until 11:30am.
This year nineteen members of the JKPC congregation spent time at several of the work functions as did volunteers from; the Dublin/San Ramon Women’s Club, Boy Scout Troops 930 and 904, Girl Scouts from Troop 30514 and 33122 and members of the Tassajara 4H Community Service Group.
Thanks again to everyone who made this event so successful.