The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians held its annual holiday dinner distribution event for low income families ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The event took place at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido.
“We are happy to be in a position to be able to help those families who are facing food insecurity in our community,” said Rincon Tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti. “It is our hope families spend time with their loved ones and enjoy a warm meal. We will always remember when our neighbors gave us a helping hand. Giving back and giving thanks is a perfect way for us to celebrate.”
Rincon Tribal government employees were joined by Rincon firefighters and the San Diego Aztec Old Aztecs Rugby Club in handing out 700 turkeys and trimmings. Each family received a turkey, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and a choice of either an apple or pumpkin pie.
Rincon purchased the turkeys from the North County Food Bank and the dinner extras from Pavilions supermarkets.
Added Tribal Council member, Laurie Gonzalez, “As a tribe we have been blessed with the success of our tribal businesses. This Thanksgiving event gives us the opportunity to share our blessings with others.”
Families were selected on a first come-first served basis.