THANKSGIVING'S IN THE BAG VOLUNTEERS PREPARE FREE HOLIDAY MEALS FOR 1,800 RECIPIENTS.Byline: Karen Thacker Special to the Daily News
LANCASTER - There were plenty of smiles to go around Saturday morning as needy families and individuals lined up to receive Thanksgiving baskets from Grace Resource Center.
Applications filled out earlier in the month produced a list of 1,800 recipients this year - about 100 more than in 1999.
Gift certificates for $5 toward a turkey were placed in the bags (called baskets) along with stuffing, canned vegetables, fruits and yams, cranberry sauce, a pound of margarine, carrots, onions and canned pink salmon pink salmon
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Most of the food was donated, including the stuffing from Desert Christian students.
An assembly line of people, tables and food was set up so baskets could be filled starting Friday night at 8.
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While adults worked the assembly line, children volunteering their time took the filled baskets and started packing them in another corner of the building.
Only half the number of baskets could be completed that evening due to a lack of space at the current Grace Resource facility on Yucca Avenue. A larger facility is being prepared in a former car dealership This article is about car dealerships. For the indie pop band, see Dealership (band).
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As baskets were given away Saturday morning, more room was made available to assemble the remaining baskets of food.
Basket handouts began about 7 a.m. with plenty of early morning applicants on hand despite the early cold.
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(1 -- color) Volunteers at Grace Resource Center in Lancaster move bags of Thanksgiving food for distribution to Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley needy on Saturday.
(2 -- color) The Grace Resource Center in Lancaster is the scene Saturday of holiday food distribution. Gift certificates toward a turkey were among the donated offerings.
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