Thursday, December 6, 2012

District Staff Helps Community Give Thanks

Thanksgiving dinner More than 400 San Diego Unified students and their families were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the district's Children and Youth in Transition, and Food Services departments, along with The New San Diego Children's Museum and Feeding America San Diego.

The third-annual event gave families a full turkey feast at the downtown museum, where they had the opportunity to think, play and create (the museum's theme) through participatory exhibitions, art-making activities, and artistic performances. Families took home family portraits commemorating their Thanksgiving Day and a bag of fresh fruits and vegetables from Feeding America San Diego.

"We are very happy to be collaborating with Feeding America San Diego by opening our space to so many families this Thanksgiving," said Julianne Markow, executive director and CEO of The New Children's Museum. Helping local children and families in need is one of The New Children's Museum¹s core goals."

The Children and Youth in Transition Department works with individual schools to identify those families in transition that could benefit from this event. Contributing supporters of the Thanksgiving meal were Ralph's and Food For Less. A big thank you to our partners and supporters for making this event a reality for our families.

For additional information contact Joanne Tucker, food services marketing coordinator at 858 627-7316 or