For 16 years we have been providing a FREE meal on Thanksgiving Day to the residents in the Hanford, Lemoore, Avenal and Armona areas. In 2016 we provided over 2,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day. We deliver meals to shut-ins and provide meals on site at the Lemoore Senior Citizens Center. We also make take outs available. This is all made possible by the donations received from individuals, businesses, churchs and service clubs. With special thanks to the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino. Over 100 volunteers come together each year to make this possible.
A great big thank you to the over 100 volunteers, who prepared, served and delivered a little over 2000 meals on Thanksgiving Day. The sixteenth annual Free Thanksgiving Community dinner held at the Lemoore Senior Citizens Center was a wonderful success thanks to the hard work and dedication of these volunteers. To all of those who helped from the cooks to the clean up crew; THANK YOU on behalf of the recipients of your efforts.
This event would not be possible without the support of the community. To all of those who donated food and money we extend wholehearted THANKS and we look forward to your continued support in the future. A special thanks to the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino for their special efforts to make this event a success.
All together, 1574 meals were provided to people in the Lemoore and Hanford areas. Of those, 587 were delivered to the homes of people that were shut-ins or had no transportation. An additional 200 were served at the Senior Citizens Center and 787 meals were take-outs. 300 meals were delivered to Avenal and 152 to Kettlemen City. About 300 meals were sent out to the homeless in the area.
The Thanksgiving Day Community Committee, with the support of the community, is looking forward to next year. This is an opportunity to donate to a local charity and help feed people in our area. In 2016 over 2000 meals were served. Volunteers and donations are welcome, if you wish to volunteer please contact Mary Jewel at 559-817-8601 or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to make a donation please contact Walt Kendall on 559-924-1484 or click on the donate button below.