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GROUPS HELP NEEDY FOR THANKSGIVING; ANTELOPE VALLEY FAMILIES RECEIVE PACKAGES OF FOOD FROM LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS.



Byline: Karen Thacker Community Columnist

Providing Thanksgiving dinner The centerpiece of contemporary Thanksgiving in the United States is a large meal, starring a large roasted turkey. All of the dishes in the traditional American version of Thanksgiving Dinner are made from foods native to North America, according to tradition the Pilgrims received these  for 1,400 families is no small undertaking.

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 provided by Grace Resource Center: bags of yams; fruits and vegetables, including carrots and onions donated by farmers; salad dressing; cranberry sauce and stuffing.

No turkeys, however - the center lacks the room to store them, so it hands out $5 vouchers.

For yet another year, the help for Antelope Valley's needy was possible through donations from local individuals and businesses, said Steve Baker Steve Baker (born September 8, 1978 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer who is a defender and currently plays for Gateshead.

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, executive director of Grace Resource Center.

Last weekend, the annual Grace-athon fund-raiser brought in $18,000.

``One person gave us $2,500, and Burger King gave us $1,000. A lot of the food for the baskets is purchased,'' Baker said.

Students from Desert Christian schools each brought in a box of stuffing.

People filled out applications for Thanksgiving food baskets a week ago. For the third year in a row, the count has been about 1,400 packages.

``There's a lot of people we don't see for normal groceries we see at Thanksgiving,'' Baker noted.

Another 200 needy families will receive Thanksgiving packages today from Our Lady of Charity Conference of St. Vincent De Paul Vin·cent de Paul   , Saint 1581-1660.

French ecclesiastic who founded the Congregation of the Mission (1625) and the Daughters of Charity (1633).
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The Antelope Valley
, with special food baskets during the holidays, said Joyce Willey, Our Lady of Charity president.

All workers are volunteers and deliver the packages to the homes of those in need of a one-on-one visit. This also gives them a chance to talk about what other services may be needed.

Donations came from Father Serra and Sacred Heart parishes and other fund-raisers during the year.

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PHOTO (Color) Thanks to generous donations from individuals and businesses in the area, families receive packages of foodstuffs for Thanksgiving from volunteers at Grace Resource Center in Lancaster on Saturday.

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Date:Nov 22, 1998
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