good times local news media events catalyst santa cruz california metro silicon valley news local events san jose weekly pajaronian watsonville local newspaper, news events pajaro valley california gilroy dispatch local news events garlic festival santa cruz media events local california weekly king city rustler newspaper media local events car sales buy new car media
46.8 F
Salinas
English English Spanish Spanish
January 28, 2023

Holiday food distributions help feed Salinas Valley families

SALINAS VALLEY — Food Bank for Monterey County hosted Thanksgiving meal distributions for hundreds of families in Greenfield, Soledad and King City on Nov. 22, just in time for the holiday.

City of Greenfield and the Greenfield Community Science Workshop helped organize and distribute the pozole kits in Greenfield, along with members of the Greenfield Rotary Club and the Center for Community Advocacy and other volunteers, such as Mee Memorial Healthcare System’s clinic team.

Greenfield’s next holiday food distribution is set for Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Rhode Island Rep. David Morales, who grew up in Soledad, paid a special visit to his hometown and assisted with its pozole kit distribution. He joined other helpers from the City of Soledad, Soledad Police Department, Soledad Aztecs baseball teams and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Along with the Food Bank, other donations came from The Salvation Army and the Soledad Lions Club to support the community during this holiday season.

In King City, Children and the Country Life, a local nonprofit that provides resources to those in need, helped with the Food Bank’s distribution of holiday kits to more than 350 families.

Omar Vigil, co-director of Greenfield Community Science Workshop, assists with the Food Bank’s holiday food distribution in Greenfield on Nov. 22. (Photo via GCSW)
Heidi Pattison, director of Outpatient Clinics at Mee Memorial Healthcare System, helps out at the holiday food distribution in Greenfield on Nov. 22. (Photo via MMHS)
Rhode Island Rep. David Morales (wearing red), who grew up in Soledad, pays a special visit to his hometown and assists with its pozole kit distribution on Nov. 22. (Soledad Police Department)
Helpers from the City of Soledad, Soledad Police Department, Soledad Aztecs baseball teams and the Seventh Day Adventist Church gather during the Nov. 22 holiday food distribution in Soledad. (Soledad Police Department)
Families wait in line for the Food Bank for Monterey County’s distribution of holiday kits in King City on Nov. 22. (Contributed)
Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Local News

Photo | Greenfield scholarship winner

GREENFIELD — Last June La Plaza Bakery and Coca-Cola teamed up to award a $2,500 scholarship to Daniela Rodriguez, from Greenfield High School. Rodriguez is...