We wanted to post a message from the Kiwanis Club in Rancho Cordova since they do great work and they are actually donating food for our pancake finale dinner on November 9. This is a great cause and something we support. Let us know if you have any questions.
———————— message from Alan Withers ————————
Hello to the residents and supporters of the great City of Rancho Cordova:
I am pleased to have served you the for the past 40 years as an educator and community activist. I am now calling upon you for help this year for many of our at-risk citizens. The Rancho Cordova Kiwanis Club has for over 20 years provided Thanksgiving Baskets to our families with the help of the City of Rancho Cordova and many other community organizations. This year we are collecting turkeys or chickens and giving them to the Rancho Cordova Food Locker.
As you have read in The Grapevine, Walt Little and the crew at the Food Locker are short 1,000 turkeys for their annual giveaway on November 21st. I have also talked to Charlene Hunt, the Folsom Cordova School District Homeless Advocate, and she has over 1,250 families in need in Rancho Cordova. So our goal is to collect 2,000 turkeys or chickens to give to the Rancho Cordova Food Locker.
The Rancho Cordova Kiwanis Club is donating $1,000 towards this project. I have contacted Monica Ortiz at Grocery Outlet and, with the shortage of turkeys this year, we also ordered 250 – 5 pound chickens. I challenge the other service clubs and community organizations to collect turkeys (10 pounders) or 5 pound chickens.
The turkeys and chickens will be stored at Grocery Outlet. Linda Burkholder from Family Support Services is leading the school district effort. We are asking the PTA’s and student council’s in our schools to collect funds or turkeys and chickens. Dawn Hall is heading up the Chamber of Commerce effort. She is sending out a flyer to all businesses in our area. Shelly Blanchard is getting the word out to the Rancho Cordova Community Council, and Mayor Bob McGarvey is talking to the City Council. The turkeys and chickens can be purchased at the Grocery Outlet and dropped off at their store for storage.
If you are going to Project 680′s dinner on November 9th, ( at City Hall) you can drop off your turkeys with Ryan Lunquist or Alan Withers. If you are making a cash donation, please make the check out to THE RANCHO CORDOVA FOOD LOCKER. Checks can be dropped off at City Hall to Shelly Blanchard, Dawn Hall, Mayor McGarvey, or at the Grapevine.
Alan Withers, R.C.Kiwanis Club and retired educator
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