PVLF Thanksgiving Brings the Community Together
Dozens of volunteers assisted Kitchen Manager Maria Gonzalez in preparing and serving a traditional Thanksgiving holiday feast to over 150 of our neighbors in need. Our guests - including families with young children, farm workers, and elderly local residents - enjoyed visiting with each other while dining on turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad, bread, and pumpkin pie.
We appreciate all the volunteers and donors who made the meal such a successful and happy gathering, including the many volunteers that helped prep, serve, wash dishes, and clean up; local 3rd grader Killian Kumada-McGowan who made 25 drawings to welcome guests to our holiday meal; and the generous and thoughtful people who purchased an extra turkey or made multiple pies so they could share the bounty with local residents in need.
We thank S. Martinelli & Co. for their generous donation of apple juice and cider to accompany the holiday meal, which delighted guests of all ages. We also extend our appreciation to Watsonville Coast Produce for donating produce.
While it can be especially gratifying to serve those in need on a special day like Thanksgiving, hunger does not take a holiday. We invite you to join us in our hunger alleviation efforts any weekday throughout the year. It is your support that makes our work possible, giving nourishment to those in need and making our community a more caring place. For that, we are truly thankful.