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HRC Santa’s Express Starts Thanksgiving Food Drive

San Andreas, CA — HRC Santa´s Express is an all-volunteer program of the Human Resources Council that provides food to needy families at Thanksgiving and food and gifts at Christmas.

The organization has begun its annual Thanksgiving food drive. Their goal this year is to provide 600 families with the ingredients to prepare a complete holiday meal.

Bright red boxes and barrels labeled “Santa´s Express” are now in place throughout the county at schools, grocery stores, and some churches to collect donations of non-perishable food items.

Donations of holiday-oriented food items such as cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, canned vegetables and pumpkin as well as staple foods are especially encouraged.

Volunteers are needed to help sort, pack and distribute the food baskets at the San Andreas Town Hall during the week before Thanksgiving. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Shelley at (209) 754-6625 or Janet at (209) 728-8269.