Alameda Meals on Wheels, Twin Towers United Methodist Church, and Saboor Zafari of Angela’s Restaurant announced this week they will co-sponsor a free dinner, open to all residents and families in Alameda in need of a hot meal on Christmas Day.
The event will be held at the church, located at Central Avenue and Oak Street on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, between noon and 3 p.m. The sponsors anticipate serving 750 to 1,000 meals to adults and families with children.
Chef John Thiel of Pappo invites the community to share in his restaurant’s eighth annual soup kitchen. “Giving back to our community and especially to those in need has been an important commitment for us since day one,” said Theil.
Pappo will be accepting donations of clothing, especially socks and jackets, and toiletries, including toothbrushes and soap next Wednesday, Dec. 23, after 3 p.m. and on Dec. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at the soup kitchen call Pappo at 337-9100. Pappo is located at 2320 Central Ave.
Students at Amelia Earhart Elementary School will dedicate a statue in front of their school on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The life-size bronze sculpture of Amelia Earhart has been installed at the elementary school on Bay Farm Island that bears the legendary pilot’s name.
The Davis Family Foundation granted the Frank Bette Center for the Arts a $32,000 gift to commission the statue. The Davis Family’s grant ensures the sculpture will belong to the school in perpetuity.