This story updated Nov. 21 to correct the number of turkeys identified as donated by Golden State Water Company. GSWC donated 128 turkeys to Holiday Meals.


Holiday Meals volunteer Ayana Rodriguez-Hall, left, gives a turkey to Rosa Coleman, center, Jerome Carr, right, and Duice Robinson, bottom right during the Holiday Meals Thanksgiving Baskets giveaway at the Barstow Senior Citizens Center Saturday.


Holiday Meals Chairperson Mark Sielski said the group is giving out 245 baskets feeding 1800 people. Each family receives a turkey and a bag of ingredients to make a Thanksgiving meal. He said though this is less baskets than last year the group will make up for it at Christmas time where they plan to give out many more than last year.


225 of the turkeys were donated by Golden State Water Company and the carrying bags were donated by the Tanger Outlets Mall and Quiksilver. Most of the other food was collected during food drives.