COUNTY OFFERS FREE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED

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November 20, 2012 (San Diego)--Agencies throughout the county  are providing FREE Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. There are also agencies  giving out toys for children during Christmas.  Below are details.

Free Thanksgiving Day Meals Served

Brother Benno North Coastal 3260 ProductionAvenue Oceanside CA (760) 439-1244 info@brotherbenno.org www.brotherbenno.org 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christ Lutheran Church North Central, Pacific Beach 4761 Cass Street San Diego CA, (858) 483-2300 12-3 p.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012

St Vincent De Paul Village 1501 Imperial Avenue, Downtown San Diego CA, (619) 645-6411 www.fatherjoesvillages.org 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Lunch); 4-7 p.m. (Dinner) Wednesday, November 21, 2012  No more than 5 people per group.

Neighborhood House Central 841 South 42stStreet NHA's Social Service Center San Diego CA, Registered families only.  Call for information how to register. Families submit names to be on a list to be qualified until Monday, November 12,2012. www.neighborhoodhouse.org 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012

San Diego Rescue Mission Central 120 Elm Street, Downtown San Diego CA, 92101 (619) 687-3720  sdrminfo@sdrescue.org  www.sdrescue.org Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 2-5 p.m.

Second Chances Bread of Life  1981 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, Ocean Beach, San Diego CA,  (619) 886-4275 11 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012

Golden Hall, Salvation Army 202 C Street (City Hall or Civic Center) San Diego CA, sandiego.salvationarmy.org  Thanksgiving day meal to anyone in need. Meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012. Walk-in on the day of the meal. Line up early.

Salvation Army at Chula Vista 648 Third Avenue Chula Vista CA, 92101 (619) 422-7027 www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org  Thanksgiving meal provided to all families and individuals. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012, one day early.

USO San Diego - Veterans and families only Central 303 A Street, Suite 100  San Diego CA, See Veterans Page, NZ9F.com/Vets.

Turkey Trot, Linda Vista Recreation Center 7064 Levant Street, San Diego CA, (858) 573-1392  sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation  Thanksgiving dinner to all.  Parents with children 5 years of age and older. One Turkey Dinner per Family per Address. 5-6 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Home Delivered Meals For Seniors

Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine CA, Areas Served 91901 (Alpine only) (619)445-7330 Email: sue@alpinecommunitycenter.com  Web Address: www.alpinecommunitycenter.com Dinner is delivered 10-11 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas 2012 Announcements

Toys for Tots Web Address: sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation  Description: Collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes the toys as Christmas gifts to needy children. 

Services Offered: Holiday Gifts/Toys Eligibility: 0-14 years old. 1) Proof of San Diego residency (rent receipt or utility bill).  2) Proof of child's identification (birth certificate, child's school picture id-card) 3) Parent's Photo ID and Proof of Low Income (pay stub).(619) 424-0470 2:00 pm-6:00 p.m. Mondays

Adams Recreation Center (619) 235-1149 3491 Adams Avenue, San Diego CA, Areas Served City of San Diego 12:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Monday-Friday

City Heights Recreation Center 4380 Landis Street San Diego CA, (619) 641-6105 Areas Served City of San Diego 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Wednesday

Penn Athletic Field House 2555 Dusk Drive San Diego CA, Areas Served: City of San Diego (92139), Paradise Hills, National City, Chula Vista (619) 527-3458 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Skyline Hills Recreation Center 8285 Skyline Drive San Diego CA (619) 527-3486 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Silver Wing Recreation Center 3737 Arey Drive San Diego CA, Areas Served Otay Mesa Area (619) 424-0465 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Montgomery Waller Recreation Center 3020 Coronado Avenue San Diego CA, Areas Served Imperial Beach (619) 424-0466 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturdays

Pacific Beach Recreation Center 1405 Diamond Street San Diego CA, Areas Served North Coastal Areas (Such as Pacific Beach, Oceanside, Encinitas, (858) 581-9927 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday

Encanto Recreation Center 6508 Wunderlin Avenue San Diego CA, (619) 527-3411 Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday

South Bay Recreation Center 1885 Coronado Avenue San Diego CA, Areas Served: South Bay

Paradise Hills Recreation Center 6610 Potomac Street San Diego CA, Areas Served : Chula Vista/National City (619) 527-3419 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Serra Mesa Recreation Center North Central: 9020 Village Glen Drive San Diego CA, (858) 573-1408  Call first to make appointment (858) 573-1408. 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Kearny Mesa Recreation Center North Central 3170 Armstrong Street San Diego CA, (858) 573-1387 1:00 p.m.-7:00 pm Monday;12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday; 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Wednesday; 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Thursday; 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday

San Ysidro Recreation Center South 179 Diza Road San Diego CA, (619) 424-0472 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday;12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday

Linda Vista Recreation Center North Central 7064 Levant Street San Diego CA, (858) 573-1343 3:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday; 12:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thrusday; 12:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday; 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday

Mountain View Recreation Center Central 641 South Boundry Street San Diego CA, (619) 527-3417 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday; and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday

Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center Central  2902 Marcy Avenue San Diego CA, (619) 235-1125 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday- Friday; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday

Stockton Recreation Center Central 330 32nd Street San Diego CA, (619) 235-1163 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday

Cesar Chavez Community Center 455 Sycamore Road San Diego CA, (619) 424-0464 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

North Park Recreation Center: 4044 Idaho Street San Diego CA, (619) 235-1152 Call Linda at (619)235-1152 - for appointment. 2:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday;10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday

Hourglass Field House North Central 1040 Black Mountain Road San Diego CA, (858) 538-8153 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday; 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday; and 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday

Martin Luther King Recreation Center 6401 Skyline Drive San Diego CA, (619) 527-3415

Salvation Army Chula Vista 648 Third Avenue Chula Vista CA, (619) 422-7027

Colina Del Sol Recreation Center: 5319 Orange Avenue (619) 235-1144 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday- Friday; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday

Chollas Lake Park Recreation Center 6350 College Grove Drive San Diego CA,(619) 527-7683 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Golden Hill Recreation Center 2600 Golf Course Drive San Diego CA, (619) 235-1138 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Willie Henderson Sports Complex 1035 South 45th Street San Diego CA, (619) 527-3407 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Allied Gardens Recreation Center North Central3491 Greenbrier Avenue San Diego CA, Areas Served Del Cerro, San Carlos, and Allied Gardens (619) 235-1129 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Azalea Park and Recreation Center 2596 Violet Street San Diego CA, (619) 235-1162 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Southcrest Recreation Center 4149 Newton Avenue San Diego CA, (619) 527-3413 1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday; and 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.