Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and Kitchen
The food Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and Kitchen needs volunteers to help pack Thanksgiving dinner baskets to distribute to families in need. Up to 30 volunteers are needed to pack the baskets. The organization is also seeking volunteers to help distribute the Thanksgiving packages to families in need. Volunteers are encouraged to dress warm and wear closed toe shoes. Volunteers should be 14 and up. Volunteers under 18 need to have permission from a parent or guardian. The organization is also seeking frozen turkey donations to help complete their holiday baskets.
When: 1-5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Where: Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes, 150 Second St., Watsonville
Valley Churches United Missions Thanksgiving Project
The Valley Churches United Missions Thanksgiving Project provides Thanksgiving food baskets to families, seniors, disabled and homeless in San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Bonny Doon. They are currently seeking volunteers to organize and assemble the Thanksgiving baskets. VCUM is open 7 days a week through Dec. 22. To volunteer or donate, call 336-8258.
Where: 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond
Beach Flats Community Center Community Dinner
When: 3-6 p.m.; set up 1-1:30 p.m.
Where: Beach Flats Park, Raymond Street and Leibrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz
Feeding the Spirit
Help serve a hot meal to homeless folks at the Homeless Services Center in honor of Thanksgiving. Volunteers may participate in one or more of the following activities: meal prep, food service, cleanup, assembling personal care packages (toiletries), taking a tour the Homeless Services Center and participating in activities to build awareness.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 25
Where: Homeless Services Center, 115 Coral St., Santa Cruz
Community Connection Thanksgiving Meal
Community Connection is seeking up to five volunteers to support with preparing food for the Community Connection Thanksgiving meal. This is a free meal served to low-income, disabled folks in South County at the Watsonville Veteran's Hall. Volunteers needed to assist food prep, serving and especially with cleaning up the meal. Volunteer activities will take place at both the Watsonville Volunteer Center and the Watsonville Veteran's Hall.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Watsonville Veterans Hall, 215 E. Beach St., Watsonville; Watsonville Volunteer Center, 12 Carr St., Watsonville
Salvation Army Thanksgiving Meal
The Salvation Army needs volunteers on Thanksgiving day to help prep, set up and clean up their Thanksgiving meal. The meal is served at the Salvation Army and supports homeless and low-income individuals in the Watsonville Community. Volunteer shifts are divided into 45 minute blocks, but volunteers can stay for multiple shifts if desired.
When: 1-6 p.m. Thursday
Where: Salvation Army, 112 Grant Ave., Watsonville
Details: 724-3922 ext. 201
Swing time Cafe Thanksgiving Meal Service
The Swing Time Café is seeking 20 to 25 volunteers to help prep, serve and clean up at their annual Thanksgiving luncheon. This free luncheon is held at the café (19 W. Lake Ave., Watsonville) and is open to all. The luncheon is intended to build community and meet the needs of homeless and low-income folks. Volunteers are especially needed to stay for cleanup from 2-3 p.m. Community service hours are also available for volunteers who can create a flier to promote the event.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday
Where: Swing Time Cafe, 19 W. Lake Ave., Watsonville
Thanksgiving Meal Service
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes. Volunteers are needed for kitchen help, setting up the hall, meal service and cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to dress warm and wear closed toe shoes. Volunteers should be 14 and up. Volunteers under 18 need to have permission from a parent or guardian.
When: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday
Where: Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes, 150 Second St., Watsonville