Corning Christian Assistance needs help
Corning Christian Assistance is hoping to distribute 400 Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate families starting at 8 a.m. Monday.
But without some assistance from the community, CCA Manager Willie Smith said the number will more likely be around 325.
"We need any and all non-perishable Thanksgiving meal items we can get," she said. "We are having to pay more a pound for turkeys this year than we have in the past so that has cut into our funds for the other food items. At this point we are pretty desperate."
Monetary donations of $15 can pay for the makings of an entire meal, or food items, such as boxed dressing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, canned gravy, canned yams, canned fruit, canned broth, brown sugar, marshmallows, olives, and more can be donated Wednesday through Friday at the Chamber of Commerce, 1110 Solano St., or the Corning Observer, 1208 Solano St., from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
CCA is also collecting warm winter coats and food for Christmas meals as well.
Donations can be made at Rabobank, 950 Highway 99W, Corning.
For more information call 824-3866.
CCA was established in 1990 when Richard Harrison of the local Presbyterian Church organized the service of seven churches in the community to construct a Christian non-profit service center to help the needy.
It is ran completely by volunteers, including Smith and members of churches throughout the community.
CCA is open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.