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Turlock Unified, City partner to provide New Years meal for students, families
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Together with the City of Turlock, Turlock Unified School District will be celebrating the ongoing progress of the District Farm and ringing in a healthy New Year by providing a delicious, free meal for students and their families during their inaugural Farm to Family Feast.

“Our administration wanted to create an inaugural event that would celebrate the new year and our new farm while making the holidays extra special for our disadvantaged students and families,” said Interim Superintendent Dana Salles Trevethan.

Mayor Gary Soiseth said that the City of Turlock and TUSD leadership recently created a strong partnership that focuses on improving the city’s sense of community.

“We met to brainstorm new ideas and Superintendent Trevethan pitched the idea of providing a dinner for Turlock’s students and families without the stress of preparing or paying for a meal,” said Soiseth. “This is just the latest example of our joint effort to make Turlock a kinder place to live, and it will lead into our city’s 2016 initiative to make Turlock the kindest city in the Central Valley.”

Trevethan said the first-of-its-kind event is expected to provide a free lunch comprised of local, fresh food and a family photo to 600 individuals.  Luncheon sites will be Crowell Elementary School, Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy and Wakefield Elementary School.

“Community partnerships have the capacity to provide for those less fortunate,” said Trevethan. “TUSD created this opportunity with the intent of giving back and making a difference for those most important in our daily work—students and their parents.”

The inaugural luncheon is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 29.  Those interested in attending are must RSVP to their school site with site and lunch time by Dec. 18. For more information, call 667-0633.