Soboba Foundation donates turkeys

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The Soboba Foundation donates turkeys to needy families from both the Hemet and San Jacinto unified school districts. More than 650 turkeys are distributed to designated recipients Nov. 23, at San Jacinto’s district office. Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians photo
When members of the Soboba Foundation wanted to donate Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families in the San Jacinto Valley, they realized the best way to accomplish the task was to ask the local school districts for assistance. Hemet Unified and San Jacinto Unified school districts worked alongside Soboba, Nov. 23, to ensure that 660 families enjoyed a turkey at their holiday table this year. By accessing the districts’ parent resource staff and the parent liaisons at each school site, those most in need were easily and quickly identified, organizers said. Sites received turkeys based on its pupil enrollment with 330 eleven-plus pound turkeys designated for each district. Nelida Gonzalez is a community liaison for San Jacinto Elementary School and said she felt fortunate to have Sobob
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