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Hundreds of families will receive food donations from 100 worker volunteers on Nov. 21 at Palomar College. File photo
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Volunteers to distribute turkeys, collect toys for North County families

SAN MARCOS — More than 100 worker volunteers will help facilitate the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council’s mass “drive-thru” turkey and fixin’s distribution on November 21 at Palomar College in San Marcos.

The group of volunteers, consisting of Palomar College professors and staff, and Poway Unified School District teachers and employees, will also be collecting toy donations to distribute to North County families in need throughout December.

The food distribution will target vulnerable families and seniors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Food will be placed directly in the trunk, keeping a six-foot separation between volunteers and recipients at all times.

For health and safety reasons, no one will be allowed to “walk-up” or receive food on foot.

Food distribution will begin at 8:30 am and serve 500 families. The groceries that will be distributed will include turkeys, fresh produce, canned goods and shelf-stable nutritious foods. Toy donations will also be collected in a separate drive-thru at the same location.

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the need for emergency hunger relief has increased exponentially. The Labor Council has seen its workers – hotel workers, janitors, stagehands and other retail and tourism workers — laid off or sent home without pay.

From the outset of the crisis, the organization has dedicated its focus to relief efforts and has been on the front lines, mobilizing its member unions and the 200,000 working families it represents to help community members most in need. 


Palomar College Lot 12
1140 W Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020