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Feeding San Diego Provides Thanksgiving Meals for Families across San Diego County on November 25

1,400 special holiday meals available to those in need

San Diego CA—— Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Feeding San Diego is proud to distribute Thanksgiving meals at five of its distribution sites in partnership with its vendor Top Notch Catering and Chef Ricky Fierro.

Over 1,400 Thanksgiving meal kits will be provided for free to those in need, focusing on the children and their families that pick up from the organization’s Summer Food Service Program sites, which have been extended through the end of the year. Since the pandemic began, Feeding San Diego has seen an estimated 50 percent increase in need, and increased its services to help meet the need of children, families, seniors, veterans, military families, and all those experiencing hunger across San Diego County.

“This year has been challenging for so many. Hopefully these Thanksgiving meal kits will help make the holidays a little easier,” said Feeding San Diego Director of Programs, Dana Henderson. “We are incredibly thankful to our partner Top Notch Catering and Chef Ricky Fierro who are helping to give hope and share joy with families in critical need this year.”

“The impact Top Notch has been able to make within the County of San Diego during the pandemic has been overwhelmingly humbling for our whole team,” said Top Notch Catering’s Chief Operating Officer Lynley Connor. “When I started talking to Chef Ricky about my idea for Thanksgiving kits to our families that would have actual meals already cooked, he was on board immediately. He has volunteered his time and talent in the humblest way possible to only serve our families.”

The kits that will be distributed on November 25 are family-style and include turkey, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Below is the list of participating sites:

 Site   Date   Number of Kits  Drive-Through/Pick   Up Start Time 
 La Maestra Community Health   Centers

4440 Wightman St. Ste. 200

San Diego, CA 92105

 November 25 100  11:00 AM
 Casa de Salud 

1408 Harding Ave.

National City, CA 91950

 November 25 225  1:00 PM


 Armed Services YMCA

3293 Santo Rd.

San Diego, CA 92124

 November 25 435  11:30 AM
 Pro Kids City Heights

4085 52nd St.

San Diego, CA 92105

 November 25 225  11:30 AM
 Ocean Discovery Institute

4255 Thorn Street

San Diego, CA 92105

 November 25 400  3:00 PM