The First Presbyterian Church in Colusa is gearing up to hold their annual Thanksgiving Day meal starting at 11 AM.
“If you don’t want to cook, or you find yourself by yourself, come join us for a delicious feast,” said event coordinator Robin Rauch.
Available to anyone looking for a warm meal and good company, the free dinner is served up in the church hall at 4th and Jay Streets in Colusa.
In previous years, the event has fed over 80 people.
“We’re on track with donations this year and it looks like it’s going to be quite the feast,” said Rauch. “However, we need desserts.”
Rauch commented that desserts can be dropped off at the church between 9 AM and 11 AM.
Keeping with the giving tradition, over 20 meals will be delivered to the Eskaton Jaconetti Manor in Colusa. However, the dinner will be dine-in only.
“We won’t be allowing take-outs this year,” said Rauch.
Looking to help volunteer? Rauch commented that volunteers are needed and welcomed.
“You can come help serve, prep, it’s up to you,” said Rauch.
For more information contact Robin at (530) 635-1060.
“Come share this wonderful day with us,” said Rauch.
Build up an appetite and give back
Before you fill up on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, head on out to Maxwell for their second annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot, Walk or Run.
“This is something great to do with your family, or your neighbor to help work up an appetite and to help feed those in need,” said Cindy Sites who organized the event.
Walk, or Run at your own pace – it’s not a race, but a great opportunity to give back to your community.
Benefiting the Colusa County Food Basket, the proceeds from the walk will help purchase food items for the food baskets.
“What a great way to help feed those in need and have fun,” said Sites.
Registration begins at 8 AM at the Elementary School, 146 North St. in Maxwell. The cost, $25 or 25-lbs of canned food.
“Any canned food will do,” said Site. However, stating that items in glass jars, or fresh foods is not allowed.
Following the walk, participants will receive a t-shirt for their efforts.
For more information, call or text Cindy Sites at (530) 680-5117.
Donations needed for county canned food drive
Feeding over 400 families this holiday season, the Colusa County Food Basket Association is seeking canned food donations for the distribution held in December.
“We’ve already received applications and have about 475 baskets to fill,” said Patti Hickel, County Food Basket coordinator.
The association is now asking for donations to help locally those in need.
“All of the county schools are currently participating in the food drive,” she said. “Anyone interested in donating to the program can do so by dropping off canned goods at any local school.”
Canned items sought include various canned vegetables, tuna, chili, olives, cranberries and pumpkin pie mix are needed.
Hickel commented the canned food drives will conclude on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Monetary, tax deductible, donations are also accepted to help assist in purchasing the food that goes into the boxes. Donations can be mailed to PO BOX 755, Colusa, CA 95932. ■