SoCal ILWU members donate 15,000 Thanksgiving meals

On November 25th Southern California ILWU members and their families distributed 1,500 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need. With each basket filled enough food to feed 10 people, an estimated 15,000 people this year were fed as a result of the ILWU’s Feed the Community Day. The generosity of members from every ILWU local in Southern California, along with the Southern California Pensioners, Auxiliary 8, and the ILWU Federal Credit Union made the event possible. They donated their time and money to give something back to the community.

“There are a lot of families out there struggling to make ends meet,” said Local 13 President Bobby Olvera, Jr. “Many of the jobs that were lost during the Great Recession have been replaced by low paying jobs with fewer benefits.The ILWU is an active part of this community and we are committed to helping to make sure that those who have fallen on hard times can still enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.”

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