Children’s Emergency Food Bank
Christmas Basket Distribution
The annual 52nd annual Christmas Basket Distribution was held Saturday December 15, 2018 and was again a big success. This year we prepared for 100 Christmas Basket distributions for our registered clients and for several other charities. 44 clients were served on Saturday and were also given two $10.00 gift cards to be used to purchase holiday meat. 3 additional baskets were picked up during the following week. Baskets were also given to families identified by members of the JKPC congregation, to the Dublin Unified School District and to City Serve of the Tri Valley.
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 Troop 904, Cub Scout Packs 814 and 930 and Girl Scouts from Troops 32286, 33512 and 33758.
Thanks again to everyone who made this event so successful.