A coalition of community groups will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for low-income families, homeless community members and seniors in Turlock. The event will be hosted in the Assembly Hall at Crossroads Church, 1360 North Johnson Avenue. There will be two seatings, one at 4:30 pm and one at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 25 November. Both seatings are open to the public.
"At a time when unemployment, poverty and foreclosure rates are at historic highs, Crossroads Church and our partners are working together to ensure that all members of our community have an opportunity to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal," Crossroads Church pastor Jeremiah Fair stated. "Our University is very proud that students, staff and faculty are working with community organisations to make this event happen," reported CSU Stanislaus professor Steven Filling. CSU Stanislaus was recently recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as an Engaged Community Campus based on similar activities, Filling noted.
The coalition includes Crossroads Church, student clubs, faculty and staff from California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock Gospel Mission, United Samaritans Foundation, We Care Emergency Shelter, Manteca CAPS, Salvation Army Turlock – Silvercrest and S.A.L.T., and members of the Turlock Community. The project began when coalition partner staff realized that there was no similar event planned for our community.
This event will take place at the Crossroads Church, 1360 North Johnson Avenue on Thursday, November 25, 2010 between 4:30 and 8:00 pm. The church is located on the corner of Arbor and Johnson, and the meal will be served in the Assembly Hall.
For more information about this event, please call Jeremiah Fair, Pastor – Young Adult Ministries, Crossroads Church at 667-1100.