Organizations collaborate to give holiday groceries Dec. 23

Submitted by Michael McGlothlin, Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, SoCoNews, December 24, 2021

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Instead of their annual in-person dinner, the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, The Rotary Club of Sebastopol, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3919 are joining forces to deliver holiday groceries to those in need this holiday season. Photo provided/SoCoNews archives

The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, The Rotary Club of Sebastopol, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3919 joined forces to deliver holiday groceries to those in need this holiday season.

On Dec. 23, local families needing assistance to put a holiday dinner on the table visited the Sebastopol Center for the Arts between 1 and 3 p.m. As visitors drove through, they received a large box of food containing a frozen chicken, vegetables, rolls, a dessert and other assorted items.

“Prior to the pandemic, Rotary served a sit-down meal,” said David Mark-Raymond, president of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise. “This year, like last, we’ll safely hand out holiday meal ingredients so folks can prepare their own feasts at home.”

The Redwood Empire Food Bank and Pacific Market donated the food, and Korbel donated oversize champagne crates to hold the groceries.

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