Food giveaway at Boys & Girls Club Sunday

January 10, 2014 • Local News

Burnt out from the holidays? Need a little help? Feel like lending a hand?

Community organizer Johnny Gonzales will host a food giveaway at the Boys & Girls Club, 201 S. Garden Ave., 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The event includes a breakfast [auth] of bacon and eggs, a hot dog lunch and distribution of baskets of non-perishable and other food items.

This is the sixth year Gonzales has organized the occasion, which he refers to as a “party” — and the party is open to everyone.

Gonzales put the bash together after receiving calls from community members who said their resources were tapped due to holiday purchases.

He said he expects 80 to 100 people to show up.

“Out of those 40 who called, I’m expecting them to bring about 40 more,” he said.

The giveaway will run until resources diminish, probably until 1 p.m. or 2 p.m., according to Gonzales.

Event organizers plan to collect food and monetary donations from 1-8 p.m. today at Lawrence Brothers IGA Grocers, 900 W. Second St.

Those seeking to make donations can also call Gonzales at 624-7579.

Gonzales said he is still in need of volunteers to serve food Sunday.

“And we’re looking for girls to bake us a homemade pie,” he added.

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