Two local organizations made Thanksgiving tastier for local families and the homeless community thanks to separate events which fed those in need.
Westside Ministries, with the help of 4x4 in Motion, Turlock Gospel Mission, Cost Less Market, Modesto Salvation Army and Inter-Faith Ministries, was able to hand out over 350 Thanksgiving meal food boxes during a drive-thru event in Turlock on Thursday. Because of the effort, families were able to enjoy a box filled with turkey, potatoes, stuffing and more for a true Thanksgiving dinner.
Homeless individuals in Turlock’s downtown area also went to sleep with full bellies on Thursday thanks to the Turlock Black Lives Matter Movement, whose members cooked homemade spaghetti, potato salad, cookies, pies and more to hand out on Thanksgiving. The Turlock BLM’s first “Feed the Block” event was a success, said co-founder Jaimee Ellison, with the organization feeding about 50 people.