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Free food in West Sac, Clarksburg


  The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute free food on Dec. 18. Locations include the West Sacramento County Building, 500 Jefferson Blvd., from 9-10 a.m.; Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd., from 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr., 11-noon; and the Clarksburg Firehouse, noon to 1 pm. Please bring a bag, and attend only one site. For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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Free Christmas concert on Sunday


The West Sacramento Community Orchestra invites you to a pair of free Christmas-themed concerts, with music ranging from Wagner to “Christmas on Broadway” and “O Holy Night.” The first is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the civic center galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

The second free concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Centennial United Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento. For information, call 991-5262.

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Gingerbread house workshop today


Youths in grades 6-12 are invited to an afternoon of gingerbread house design beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the local library, 1212 Merkley Ave. Free.

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Sign up for Christmas food baskets


Sing up for the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project’s holiday food baskets will be held:  Monday, Nov. 26, through Thursday, Dec. 13, at Community Lutheran Church, 920 Drever St. (just off Jefferson behind Chevron), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on weekdays and Saturdays 10-noon. Also Sundays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9 at Holy Cross Church, 1321 Anna Street, from 1-3 p.m.

  Open to West Sacramento residents only; bring proof of residency (rent receipt, utility bill), California driver’s license or ID, proof of income (paycheck stub, MediCal card, etc.), and Social Security card, and proof of any children in the home.

One basket per family/residence. For info, call 372-3360.

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A thousand West Sac residents helped

One-year old Neaveh looks snug alongside her mother, Amber Moses, after the pair received some donated items.


About 250 families totaling about 1,000 West Sacramento residents turned up Saturday for the annual “Community  Giveaway Day” held on Saturday at the Westfield Village Elementary School campus.

The event started at 8 a.m. — but people started lining up on the drizzly day as early as 2:30 a.m., reports spokesperson Lori Aldrete.

About 150 volunteers came from organizations such as River City and Christian Brothers high schools, Our Lady of Grace, Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph’s and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance.

The local Grocery Outlet provided food for 500 family meal bags, each with a ham. Sutter Health donated $6,000, and was joined by a number of other sponsors.

Guests look through bins of donated clothes (info and photos from Lori Aldrete, Aldrete Communications)

Organizers gave away $3,000 worth of toys, 300 new coats, and 150 used coats.

“Each year, thanks to our generous sponsors, dedicated and cheerful volunteers, and the wonderful and grateful families coming to the event, we end the day exhausted but grateful to be a part of such a heartwarming event to support our community,” said Katie Villegas of the Children’s Alliance in a press statement.

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Free Thanksgiving lunch at church


Anyone needing a free Thanksgiving meal is invited to First Southern Baptist Church, 2124 Michigan Ave., from noon-1:30 on Thursday (Thanksgiving day).

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Free food Tuesday morning in West Sac


The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute free food to eligible residents of West Sacramento and Clarksburg on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

  Distribution times will be: 9-10 a.m. at the county building, 500 Jefferson Blvd.; 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.; 11-noon at the Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr.; and noon-1 p.m. at the Clarksburg Firehouse. Please bring a bag and attend only one site. For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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