Children’s Emergency Food Bank
Christmas Basket Distribution
The annual 51st annual Christmas Basket Distribution was held Saturday December 9, 2017 and was again a big success. This year we prepared for 120 Christmas Basket distributions for our registered clients and for several other charities. 51 clients were served on Saturday and were also given a frozen turkey or two frozen chickens. They also received a $10.00 gift certificate and a bag from Raley’s with coupons for potatoes, carrots, bananas and milk. 3 additional baskets were picked up during the following week. Baskets were also given to families identified by members of the JKPC congregation and to the Dublin Unified School District, St. Raymond Catholic Church and 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 twenty six 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 and Girl Scouts from Troops 32806, 32286 and 33122.
Thanks again to everyone who made this event so successful.