Hundreds Of Turkeys Distributed To Seniors, Families

Over 700 turkeys were given to seniors and families in the greater Ingleside on Dec. 9 as part of the Feed 5,000 event.

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Early in the morning on Wednesday, Dec. 9, thousands of turkeys and fixings flew across the city as part of Feed 5,000, an event organized by the San Francisco African American Faith-based Coalition and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The Cow Palace served as the headquarters for the citywide giveaway while the Catholic Charities parking lot on Broad Street was the base of operations for the Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside neighborhood.

Donations from the Glide Foundation and the Community Living Campaign allowed workers and volunteers from CLC’s Home Delivered Grocery Program to hand out 728 turkeys and bags filled with fixings.

Trucks and vans driven by staff from faith-based and nonprofit organizations distributed the food to their members and neighbors.

Deborah Glen, coordinator of the CLC program, organized the OMI effort.

“If we can’t serve you, we’ll help you find a program that can,” Glen said.

The CLC encourages any senior or person living with disabilities who needs food to call (415) 846-7717.

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