Operation Gobbler Set for Annual November Staging

Published : Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 4:44 AM

The Pasadena Jaycees together with their Friends in Deed will launch the 32nd edition of the Operation Gobbler funds and food drive on Sunday, November 24 on behalf of the less fortunate among us.

On that day, pre-sorted bags of turkey with fixin’s, will be distributed at Friends in Deed, which is located 44 East Washington Boulevard. Qualified families should sign up with Friends in Deed in advance to avail of the benefit.

The Pasadena Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce), a volunteer and leadership training organization, are currently seeking both food and monetary donations for families in need throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

The Jaycees said food drives will be held at grocery stores in the community the first three weekends in November, where Pasadena members and student interns will collect non-perishable donations, as well as monetary contributions.

One of the clients of Friends in Deed, Elisia Farmer, receives federal disability income which she said may increase slightly month after month, but her rent and living expenses increase more.

“The cost of living has far exceeded my income, so an item as simple as a turkey is unaffordable for me,” Farmer said. “Thanks to the Pasadena Jaycees and Friends in Deed, I can prepare a Thanksgiving meal for my children, grandchildren, and mother. It is a time that I truly give thanks for what I am grateful for: spending time with my family.”

The Pasadena Jaycees began in 1929 and have been a volunteer and leadership training organization for people aged 21 to 40 ever since.

To learn more about making a donation or supporting the Operation Gobbler project, visit www.pasadenajaycees.org/opgobbler.

For more information about joining or about any of the Jaycees’ projects, visit www.pasadenajaycees.org or email info@pasadenajaycees.org.

To learn more about Friends in Deed, visit www.friendsindeedpas.org/fid/.


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