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)!
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!
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.
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