San Clemente Military Family Outreach

November 20, 2023 – Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

May 9, 2023 - November 15, 2023

SCMFO Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 2023

SCMFO Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 2023 SCMFO Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 2023

On Monday, November 20th - like every year for the past 11 years - SCMFO helped Military Families celebrate Thanksgiving Day!  1,000 Thanksgiving meals were provided for military families ranked E-9 and below.  This year’s meal giveaway items for each family included:  A 14-16 lb. Turkey (of course), Cranberry Sauce, Creamy Mashed Potatoes mix and Turkey Gravy, Turkey Stuffing mix and a choice of Pumpkin or Apple Pie.  We served over 900 families and approximately 5 units (lot's of hungry marines)!

SCMFO Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 2023 SCMFO Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 2023 SCMFO Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 2023

The giveaway was at the north end of the base at Camp Pendleton between the Basilone Road Commissary and the Sonic Drive-in…can you believe this all happened in less than 2 hours?  Well, thanks to over 100 people of the following volunteer groups it did!

  • Several Boy Scout Troops
  • Teachers and others from the San Onofre School
  • Active Duty personnel, and
  • SCMFO’s regular volunteers from the community

Thank you everyone for helping us to make this best-in-class event happen again in 2023, including the individuals and organizations (The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation / San Clemente Proud and the Samueli Foundation, etc.) that underwrote a portion of the costs of the event.

For more pictures please check out the Google Photo Album.

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