Walnut Valley Unified helps 30 families at Thanksgiving

Thirty Walnut Valley Unified families got a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the generosity of local organizations. The decorated boxes were brimming with stuffing, canned vegetables, cake mix and brownies, potatoes and rolls.

Community groups, local businesses and staff members at Quail Summit Elementary School brought in the holiday donations. Boy Scout Troop 789 and Cub Pack 722 donated 100 cans of food, while the Diamond Bar Evangelical Free Church brought 30 turkeys.

Walnut’s On A Mission Church donated five boxes of canned food and turkeys. The student council organized a food drive that added several boxes of food.

Carrow’s Restaurant donated 30 pies and Applebee’s donated a gift certificate. And Girl Scout Troop 2334 delivered stuffing as well as 60 Thanksgiving drawings with holiday wishes to decorate the boxes.

Donations also came in from staff at the district office, who provided green beans, corn, cranberries, stuffing, canned drinks, gravy, yams and marshmallows, rolls, desserts and a 10-pound bag of potatoes for each family.

“This was a huge team effort and it’s wonderful we were able to help these families,” said Human Resources Clerk Ronda La Rosa.