Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Event Brightened Needy Students' Day

Mission Bay High School Dixie Jazz Band at House of BluesThanks to House of Blues and Feeding America for partnering with San Diego Unified School District Food Services and Office for Children and Youth in Transition for the annual House of Giving Thanksgiving Day event.

Thanksgiving lunch at the House of Blues was served to the most needy children and their families from Kimbrough, Rodriguez, Sherman, Perkins and Washington elementary schools.

Each attending family received a bag of food donated by Feed America and a turkey donated by the Rose Foundation. The families enjoyed live music by local community musicians, including the Mission Bay High School Dixie Jazz Band (in photo).

In addition, Feeding America provided food bags for distribution. Zamarano, Lee, Nye, Emerson/Bandini, Hamilton, Ocean Beach elementary schools, Roosevelt Middle, San Diego High, Marcy and the San Diego Adolescent Pregnancy Project (SANDAPP) received food bags that were delivered the day after Thanksgiving. The focus was on providing students who would not have access to sufficient food during the Thanksgiving break with nutrition resources.

For more information contact Pam Hosmer, program manager, Children and Youth In Transition, at (619) 725-7652, or Gary Petill, director, Food Services, at (858) 627-7301.

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