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HOLIDAY FOOD PROGRAM

THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING AND DIXON FAMILY SERVICES WILL PROVIDE THE HOLIDAY FOOD PROGRAM DESPITE COVID-19

We have our sign-up dates scheduled and they are from Wednesday December 2 through Thursday December 10.  Those interested should call DFS to schedule an application appointment with a DFS case manager.  Application assessments will be done on an appointment basis and can take from 20-30 minutes.  Please wear a mask and if possible, do not bring children with you to the assessment.

 

Due to Covid-19 we do not accept walk-in clients, so please call to make an appointment or to ask any questions.  Thank you.

 

Our program is for Dixon families who have children 0-18 living in the household.  When you call for an appointment we will explain any documentation that you will need to bring to your appointment with you.  Please call us at 707 678-0442 or email us at info@dixonfamilyservices.org to find out more about the Dixon Family Services Holiday Food Program.

 

Distribution will take place on Wednesday, December 16.  All food for the program comes from donations by churches, businesses or individual community members; from local food drives and purchases at the CC Solano Food Bank with donation checks from people who want to help in stocking our DFS Food Pantry shelves for the holidays.  Call DFS if you want to help.

 

In November and December we plug in our large freezers to accept turkeys and other meats that are donated by individuals, businesses, churches and other groups.  Some local businesses have established some very interesting and fun ways for their patrons to participate in the giving spirit, such as the Dixon Buckhorn and their Annual Turkey Bowl. 

 

Some local large companies, such as Altec give turkeys to their employees and also provide them the option of donating their turkey to DFS for our Holiday Food Program.  All turkeys, hams and other large roasts are very much appreciated by the families we serve.

 

Dixon Family Services also tries to be aware of and will pass on information about other holiday food and toys programs in our area so that families can get signed up for as much help as they can.  We welcome churches or other organizations that are providing a holiday program of any kind to reach out to us and let us know how to apply.

 

If we know the requirements and application processes for other local programs we can tell the people who call us.  We can also post information and flyers on our Facebook page.  We believe it takes community cooperation by all entities to provide the best service opportunities for those we all strive to serve. 

 

This holiday season is especially important to help families struggling in light of the Covid-19 challenges so many are facing.

 

For more information about the Dixon Family Services Holiday Food Program, how to sign-up or how to help please call us at 707 678-0442.  Leave a message if we are not available when you call, or email info@dixonfamilyservices.org