Free Thanksgiving dinner items given out at Chico Church of Christ

Frozen turkey, ham and green beans were given out today to help people prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted: Nov 20, 2021 6:57 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2021 9:39 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Frozen turkey, ham and green beans were given out for free at Chico Church of Christ to help families prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.

“There’s so many people that are in need right now, right and lots of people need assistance and help. Christ’s church is the epicenter of helping people, and that’s what we’re involved with," said Chet Rutledge, Senior Minister at the church.

Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, people could drive up and drop off food to be passed out later. Several people that donated food told Action News Now that it's the least they could do to help those in need.

“I know there are people in the community that can benefit from these turkeys, and it makes my day," said Viva Rhodes, who lives in Chico.

Some of those benefiting from this food are those who live at Casa de Flores senior center. Sherry Pozzi, who used to work at the center and now lives there, planed to help that community with the food she picked up from the event.

“We have lots of individuals who are along, so our plan is to have four or five of them over for Thanksgiving and this will be a big help in providing dinner and then they’ll be able to take some leftovers home also," said Sherry Pozzi, who lives in Chico.

The Chico Church of Christ used to host a Thanksgiving dinner event where they would eat with the community, but have had to switch to the drive-thru format the past two years due to the pandemic.

The church gave out over 30 turkeys and hams to families in the community on Saturday.

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