Bay Cities has donated over 1,000 corrugated boxes to be filled with Christmas dinner ingredients, gifts, and treats in preparation for the annual Christmas Baskets for the Needy celebration at Pico Community Park on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
To honor the annual tradition, volunteers will help distribute baskets, organize food, and register attendees. Baskets will be distributed to community members who are affected by food scarcity.
Bay Cities supports the annual event, the company’s ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) committee, and other employee volunteers who are helping coordinate donations and deliveries.
Christmas Baskets for the Needy starts with a kick-off presentation at 8 a.m. PST. From there, the families will head to a designated distribution location to pick-up their assigned box and basket until 2 p.m PST.
The event started over 25 years ago and now helps more than 1,100 families every year. Other events sponsored throughout the year include Stamp Out Hunger, a nation-wide initiative with the United States Post Office, and Trick-o-Treat, where non-perishable goods are collected for needy families. Bay Cities has provided boxes and assistance with this event for the past 21 years.