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Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris Partners with Share Our Selves for Thanksgiving Food Distribution

The three-day event is expected to provide food assistance for 1,300 families.

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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie Norris and staff volunteer at the food distribution event.

COSTA MESA  Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris partnered with Share Our Selves for a three-day Thanksgiving food distribution for families in need in Orange County. Registration for the distribution filled up within a week, however, no one will be turned away. The food distribution is ongoing until end of day Wednesday.

“It’s eye-opening to see how many families in our community are living so close to the edge and barely getting by,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine). “I think it’s heartbreaking to see the need but gratifying to be able to be part of helping people have a Thanksgiving celebration.”

Share Our Selves CEO Christy Ward said, “We are extremely grateful to all of our community partners, donors, volunteers, and our program sponsor Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. Thanks to their collective efforts, our Thanksgiving Food Distribution Program provided 1,300 meals for families in our community while raising awareness for our comprehensive services.”

The food packages included turkeys, thanksgiving dinner ingredients and fresh produce. Ahead of the event, the Assemblywoman secured $10,000 that was used to purchase additional food to increase the number of families assisted.