Thanksgiving ‘Giving Closet’ Offers Clothing, Food, Services to Local Homeless

Nov 30, 2017

Posted: KSBY – Nov 21, 2017 5:44 PM PST
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 6:19 PM PST

Local service groups reached out to the homeless in Oceano Tuesday ahead of Thanksgiving later this week.

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast — along with Cornerstone Church, Central Coast Rescue Mission, the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County and the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition — hosted the Thanksgiving “Giving Closet” event.

Organizers offered free clothing as well as flu shots, hygiene kits, mental health services, urgent care needs and “no-cook” food bags. A homeless service coordinator was also on hand.

“We just really needed to be holistic in our approach to the community — we provide health care, but we also wanted to give back food items, clothing items as well as hygiene items,” said Ivy Chua, nurse practitioner with Community Health Centers. “Especially when Thanksgiving and the holidays are around the corner, there’s a lot of needy families out there.”

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