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TMCNet:  Cityteam Perpares for the Largest Thanksgiving for Low-Income Families and the Homeless

[November 19, 2012]

Cityteam Perpares for the Largest Thanksgiving for Low-Income Families and the Homeless

San Jose, CA, Nov 19, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- On Tuesday, November, 20th, Cityteam in San Jose and Oakland, will be serving over 3,500 people a traditional thanksgiving meal and providing them with a Thanksgiving food box and turkey. Lines of seniors, families with young children and many others in-between have been pre-registering for more help this year than ever before. A majority of them are new faces that are struggling to put food on the table.


"For many people this is going to be a lean holiday," said Carol Patterson, executive with Cityteam. "In this economy, serving more people has become the norm for all our Cityteam locations around the Bay Area. Our donations have decreased but our donors, local churches and corporate partners are so faithful to step in and help when they can. We couldn't do this without them." "This year social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter played a big role in allowing us to connect with our friends and their friends all over the Bay Area that wanted to help. Turkeys and canned items started pouring into our different centers. The response was amazing," said Ms. Patterson.

Cityteam Locations: Cityteam San Jose - Family Services: 1297 North 13th Street, San Jose, CA 408-293-4657 Cityteam Oakland - 722 Washington Street, Oakland, CA - 510-452-3758 Cityteam San Francisco - 164 6th Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-861-8688 Serving Thanksgiving Meals at: Volunteers will be cooking earlier - great photos Cityteam San Jose - Tuesday, Nov. 20th - serving up to 3,000 people[11 AM - 2:30 PM] Cityteam Oakland - Tuesday, Nov. 20th - serving up to 500 people [12 Noon - 3 PM] Cityteam San Francisco - Wednesday, Nov. 21st - serving up to 500 people[12 Noon - 3 pm] Cityteam is a non-profit organization that has been serving low-income families and the homeless since 1957. Cityteam provides a variety of programs 365 days a year. Cityteam provides hot meals, emergency food boxes, safe shelter, showers, clean clothing, baby items, counseling, case-management, education, computer training, career enhancement, long-term recovery for men and women and other essential care.

Cityteam Headquarters - 2304 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131 - 408-233-5600 - http://www.cityteam.org Follow Cityteam and see our events & photos on http://www.facebook.com/cityteam & http://www.twitter.com/cityteam Contacts: Carol Patterson Cityteam 408-316-6892 - Cell cpatterson(at)cityteam(dot)org Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/11/prweb10151377.htm PRWeb.com

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