Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jouni’s Café & SVdP's St. Joseph Conference in Pomona to serve 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal

Jouni’s Café of Upland and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s St. Joseph Conference in Pomona invite the public to attend their 12th annual FREE community Thanksgiving Day meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, November 26 at St. Joseph Church, 1150 W. Holt Avenue, Pomona.

Henry Cabrera, president of the Society’s St. Joseph Conference, a group of ‘Vincentian’ volunteers who help improve the lives of local children and families throughout the year, anticipates serving 500 meals this Thanksgiving.

It was Jouni who originally came up with the idea to stage this Thanksgiving Day community meal.

“I believe in giving to the community. It makes you feel good and I really enjoy it. My family and I are Arab-Christians and we believe in helping others. I hope this meal helps brighten the holidays for those who need some help and comfort during a difficult time in our economy,” he said.

Jouni, a parishioner at St. Joseph Church and a member of St. Joseph’s American Arab Catholic Community (AACC) said that he enjoys Thanksgiving because it allows he and his family to share this day with others. Jouni added that this interaction also allows “Me to show my kids that they are no better than other people. I feel this is an important lesson to teach children.”

Also assisting with the feast will be the AACC and the Knights of Columbus, Council 877.

Information: (909) 469-9773.

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