Littleton Community Center was decked out with the Christmas spirit on Sunday as volunteers from Galt Sunrise Rotary, Family Life Christian Church and Project Love fed a turkey dinner to about 100 people who were either homeless or senior citizens.
Not only were homeless and seniors get fed, volunteers took about 125 dinners and delivered them to seniors in Galt.
“It’s for anyone in need — homeless and seniors who don’t have a family for the holidays,” said Sharon James of Family Life Christian Church.
Galt and Liberty Ranch high school students served turkey dinners along with newly elected State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton and several individuals.
Volunteers from the Project Love organization, who help Galt’s homeless with food, clothing and other items, cooked about a dozen turkeys outside the community center, said Project Love organizer Kevin Harcourt, who arrived in the parking lot at 5:30 a.m.
“There’s no reason anyone should go hungry in this city,” Harcourt said. “We don’t just feed the homeless. I go to the neighborhoods. I’m trying to unite this city together.”
In addition to providing food and clothing, Harcourt allows the homeless to shower in the Project Love trailer. He and active volunteer Kristi Rush give haircuts as well. Harcourt estimates that Galt has a homeless population of 40.
The Project Love trailer is at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 604 E St., on three Friday nights a month, and at Galt United Methodist Church, 571 C St., on the last Saturday of each month. The Methodist church also shows a free movie for the homeless.
Harcourt has also taken his trailer on the road on two occasions to Stockton, and he says he plans to hit every town between Galt and Manteca by the end of 2013.
For more information on Project Love, call 209-263-0626 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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