Elks Thanksgiving baskets bring holiday food and cheer to needy

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The Madera Elks Lodge dining room tables were covered with boxes. Each table had a name of a school and, on each box, a family’s name. At the entrance, Adela Delgado and Frank Chavira checked off the names of less fortunate families as they arrived to receive their Thanksgiving food. The family names were chosen by staff of the elementary schools in the district.

Wednesday saw a record donation at the lodge’s annual Thanksgiving basket distribution to families. According to committee chairperson Vergie Chavira, fewer than 40 baskets were distributed at the inaugural event 10 years ago.

“It has grown each year and today we are helping out 100 less fortunate families,” said Chavira.

The families receive all that is needed to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Each box includes a turkey, dressing, cans of corn and string beans, potatoes, pie, milk, rolls, cranberry sauce, margarine, rice, beans and gravy...

 

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