Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jouni’s Kitchen & SVdP's St. Joseph Conference serve 14th Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Meal

Jouni’s Kitchen of San Bernardino and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s St. Joseph Conference in Pomona served their 14th annual Community Thanksgiving Day meal last Thursday.

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, said 600 meals were enjoyed. Children from St. Joseph's School served the meals to the diners, while others drew special Thanksgiving place mats.

Jouni, a parishioner at St. Joseph Church and a member of St. Joseph’s American Arab Catholic Community (AACC), donated and cooked - with the help of volunteers - the hot delicious holiday meal. AACC and the Knights of Columbus, Council 877, also assisted with the feast.

Children from St. Joseph's School served the meals to the diners. Entertainment was provided by the Folorico Dancers, Western Connection Dance, Miguel & Brothers and Carlos & Isabel.

Individuals also received new blankets as they entered the hall.

Photos (top-bottom): A young mother feeds her son; A St. Joseph School student serves meals; Dancers entertain the diners; Jacob Jouni, owner of Jouni's Kitchen (l), and Henry Cabrera, president of the Society's St. Joseph Conference.

No comments: