Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s Help the Hungry in Orange County!


As we enter this holiday season, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holidays.

As we take time to gather with friends and family to give thanks, we must also remember those around us who have not been as fortunate.  Lending a helping hand to those in need is perhaps one of the best ways to show appreciation for our blessings.

By partnering with local organizations throughout the 65th Assembly District, we have been able to help provide hundreds of turkeys to families this Thanksgiving.

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Ways to Help this Season:

Stanton Weekly Food Distribution

Stanton Community Services Center
11822 Santa Paula St.

Distributed every Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Food distribution through the City of Stanton is ongoing, with an extra focus around Thanksgiving. For additional information please contact (714) 379-0129.

Students Donate a Day of Service

Cypress College
9200 Valley View St.

Nov. 15

Multiple non-profit organizations are on campus to recruit student volunteers for various tasks, such as writing letters to veterans or feeding the less fortunate on Thanksgiving. For details, call (714) 484-7000.

Garden Grove Thanksgiving Food Drive

Garden Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church
12702 S 9th St.
Garden Grove

Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.

The church will be having a food drive on this day. Most needed items: Canned vegetables and fruits, dry cereal, dried beans and non-perishable goods only. For details, call (714) 534-1987.

Thanksgiving Family Kettle Kickoff Potluck

Salvation Army Church
1515 W. North St.

Nov. 18, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Family potluck-style event designed to kick-off kettle season with a bang, so bring your financial donations. This open event will also have activities for kids. For details, please call (714) 491-1450

Anaheim Turkey Giveaway

Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
1440 S. Anaheim Blvd.

Nov. 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

More than 150 frozen turkeys will be given away to guests who make a $20 purchase at any of the stores in the Marketplace. There will also be a Thanksgiving basket raffle. For sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact Edda Zabala at (714) 999-0888 or by email: edda@marketplaceteam.com

Fullerton College Food Drive

Fullerton College
321 E. Chapman Ave.

Nov. 2 - 17

The drive is currently looking for financial and food donations to help feed more than 120 local families in need. Donation boxes for non-perishable items are located throughout the campus. Additionally, financial donations may be made payable to Ethnic Studies Thanksgiving Food Drive from now until Nov. 17. Grocery gift cards are also encouraged and appreciated. For more information, please contact Professor Gerald Padilla at gpadilla@fullcoll.edu, (714) 992-7505, or visit office 1414-01.

Thanksgiving with our Neighbors

Valencia Park Elementary School
3441 W. Valencia Dr.

Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A fun festive Thanksgiving Day lunch where neighbors enjoy chicken tacos, beans, rice, face painting, kids activities and pie together before going to their families for Thanksgiving feasts.

Fullerton First Lutheran Church Food Distribution

First Lutheran Church
215 N. Lemon Street

Nov. 23

The Caring Hands Food Pantry will feed families in need on Thanksgiving Day. For details, call (714) 871-7820. Website: http://www.flcfullerton.org

If there are any other places we can add to our list, please contact our office at (714) 521-6505.