For over 30 years, the Pasadena Jaycees have partnered with the Friends in Deed Food Bank and Women’s Shelter and local grocery stores to provide low-income families with all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal. Jaycee members form a committee to find corporate sponsors and recruit volunteers to solicit donations outside local supermarkets on weekends in November. Then, volunteers sort the food into bags to make complete meals and distribute them to appreciative families on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
This is one of the Jaycees most rewarding projects and is open to members only, as volunteer positions fill up early.
This year’s Food Collection Days will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, October 28th & 29th, November 4th & 5th, and November 11th & 12th.
Food Sorting Day will be Saturday, November 18th and meals will be distributed at Food Distribution Day on Sunday, November 19th. Sign-up to volunteer now!