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November 15, 2016 > Newark Police to deliver turkeys for needy

Newark Police to deliver turkeys for needy

Submitted By Debbie Rodriguez

Newark Police are joining forces with Viola Blythe Community Services to help make sure people in need wonÕt go hungry during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Police will be delivering 100 turkeys to the center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, as the center kicks off its annual holiday food distribution and service program. The turkeys are being purchased by Newark police in conjunction with the Police OfficerÕs Association.

The non-profit Viola Blythe Community Services provides social and human services to children, families and individuals in Southern Alameda County.

The holiday food program is one of the busiest times for the agency. In addition to turkey, the center accepts donations of other fresh foods and dairy products such as chicken, eggs and milk. No fees are charged for services provided by the center.

Other holiday programs sponsored by the center include:
-- Adopt-a-family
-- Thanksgiving food baskets
-- ChildrenÕs Christmas party
-- Christmas food and toy baskets

People who would like to make donations to the holiday programs should call the center at (510) 794-3437 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information about Viola Blythe Community Services, visit their website at

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