Throughout the days leading up to Thanksgiving, local organizations in our community came together to support Huntington Beach and Westminster families.
Cross Point Church, located at Gothard and Warner, put together traditional Thanksgiving meals of various canned foods, potatoes, gravy, and gift cards to buy a turkey. Our Community Liason Specialist, Elena Inurretta, and a representative from Cross Point loaded 40 meals for our HBUHSD families.
Powered by donations from Free Life Community Church and the Phamily Foundation, Westminster High School boys basketball team spent the Tuesday before Thanksgiving handing out turkey dinners to Westminster families.
One of the players noted how important it is to "give back to the community and help the less fortunate. We know it means a lot to our school and our families."
Through the TEFAP program and by partnering with the Orange County Food Bank, Ocean View High School's supervision staff and community liasons were able to distribute not only meals, but also delivered diapers, clothing, and other important necessities for families who are in need. OVHS is now a distribution site for TEFAP, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, which is a federal program that helps to ensure that no student goes to bed or to school hungry.