November 22 at 5:39pm

Media Alert: Interfaith Community Services to serve free Thanksgiving dinners to North County community

img_2471San Diego, CA (November 21, 2016) – Interfaith Community Services is preparing to welcome hundreds of hungry North County community members to its Escondido headquarters for free Thanksgiving dinners.

When: Wednesday, November 23rd from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 24th, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Interfaith Community Services, 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

Interviews available with participating clients and volunteers, as well as Greg Anglea, Executive Director of Interfaith Community Services.

Interfaith Community Services will be serving free Thanksgiving meals both the day before and afternoon of Thanksgiving at its Betty and Melvin Cohn Center headquarters in Escondido. Open to anyone in-need of nutritional support this holiday season, Interfaith anticipates serving over 400 meals, thanks to the help of over 80 volunteers.

“The holidays can be an especially hard time for those living on the streets or without enough to eat,” said Greg Anglea, Executive Director of Interfaith Community Services. “By opening our doors to our North County neighbors and helping them celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we hope we can bring a little light to what otherwise may be a dark time in their lives.”

For community members looking for a way to give to Interfaith this holiday season, we are asking for traditional food donations (i.e. canned food, pasta, peanut butter & jelly, etc.), in addition to items that can be worn during the impending wet and rainy season, like jackets, blankets and sleeping bags.

For more information in regards to attending Interfaith’s Thanksgiving meals on either Wednesday, November 23rd or Thursday, November 24th, please contact Lauren Holt – Communications Coordinator, at (619) 851-4639 or

About Interfaith Community Services

As North County’s largest social services agency, Interfaith Community Services (Interfaith) has been “helping people help themselves” since 1979. The organization provides a wide range of programs designed to empower hungry, homeless, and low-income community members to begin a pathway towards self-sufficiency. Each year, Interfaith Community Services impacts over 17,000 community members by providing basic needs and nutrition support, social services, shelters and housing, employment development, youth programs, senior services, veterans programs and addiction recovery support.