The holidays just got a little brighter for many families in the Oracle and San Manuel area thanks to the efforts of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO). Just before Thanksgiving SBCO delivered 50 holiday food baskets to area residents in need. Each basket was filled with the traditional Thanksgiving items including a large turkey and all the trimmings. Special baskets were also created for those with larger families. The baskets are actually laundry baskets, making it easy to transport the food and provide the recipients with a useful household item. The Holiday Food Basket program has been in existence for many years, but it is only one of the many ways SBCO helps to combat the food deficiencies of our neighbors.
In the spring SBCO hosts an annual Food Drive that benefits the Tri Community Food Bank. SBCO also makes direct financial donations to the Tri Community Food Bank and provides additional funding to help with their holiday food program.
If you would like more information about the Holiday Food Basket project please contact Joan or Rich Roberts at 825-7577.