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A Very SOVA Thanksgiving


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/a_very_sova_thanksgiving_20101123

On most Wednesdays, about 60 or 70 people line up outside the food pantry at the Pico-Robertson storefront of SOVA Community Food and Resource Program of Jewish Family Service (JFS). But at 8:45 a.m. on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, the line stretched down the block, well beyond Pico Kosher Deli and nearly to the corner of Pico and Robertson – numbering around 200 people, with more still arriving. They were lined up for a special Thanksgiving giveaway — a bag of groceries in addition to their usual monthly grocery order. On Nov. 18, JFS gave away 1,550 bags of groceries at its three sites, a 25 percent increase over last year’s Thanksgiving distribution.

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