Families wait in line for the Food Bank for Monterey County’s distribution of holiday kits in King City on Nov. 22. (Contributed)

KING CITY — Food Bank for Monterey County hosted Thanksgiving meal distributions for hundreds of families in King City, Greenfield and Soledad on Nov. 22, just in time for the holiday.

Children and the Country Life, a local nonprofit that provides resources to those in need, helped with the Food Bank’s distribution of holiday kits to more than 350 families in King City.

City of Greenfield and the Greenfield Community Science Workshop helped organize and distribute the pozole kits in Greenfield, along with members of the Greenfield Rotary Club and the Center for Community Advocacy and other volunteers, such as Mee Memorial Healthcare System’s clinic team.

Greenfield’s next holiday food distribution is set for Tuesday, Dec. 20.

In Soledad, Rhode Island Rep. David Morales, who grew up in the area, paid a special visit to his hometown and assisted with its pozole kit distribution. He joined other helpers from the City of Soledad, Soledad Police Department, Soledad Aztecs baseball teams and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Along with the Food Bank, other donations came from The Salvation Army and the Soledad Lions Club to support the community during this holiday season.

Omar Vigil, co-director of Greenfield Community Science Workshop, assists with the Food Bank’s holiday food distribution in Greenfield on Nov. 22. (Photo via GCSW)
Heidi Pattison, director of Outpatient Clinics at Mee Memorial Healthcare System, helps out at the holiday food distribution in Greenfield on Nov. 22. (Photo via MMHS)
Rhode Island Rep. David Morales (wearing red), who grew up in Soledad, pays a special visit to his hometown and assists with its pozole kit distribution on Nov. 22. (Soledad Police Department)
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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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