Helping the hungry in Berkeley this Thanksgiving

Usually at this point in the year, we would be getting ready to pack Thanksgiving bags for the Food Pantry. However, this year the Pantry has changed the Thanksgiving distribution to make it work better for their guests, so the big bag-packing events won’t be needed. However, the Pantry does need additional volunteers on Wednesday and Friday afternoons this month to help with the distribution. To learn more, contact Pantry director Sara Webber.

If you can’t give your time, you might consider giving some money to either the Food Pantry or the Berkeley Food and Housing Project, an organization that runs homeless shelters and feeding programs in our town–or perhaps you can give to both! To donate, visit or

Preparing bags for Thanksgiving packing
Preparing bags for Thanksgiving, 2008