Lodi Adopt-A-Child grants Christmas wishes
Lodi Adopt-A-Child offers people a chance to help disadvantaged children celebrate Christmas with its “Help Santa Beat the Grinch” program.
Those interested can stop by Adopt-A-Child’s ofice and pick up a card containing a child’s clothing need and special Christmas toy wish.
Lodi Adopt-A-Child is located at 100 E. Pine St., Lodi, and is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 209-333-1056. and veterans in need in time for Thanksgiving.
The annual Turkey Box Giveaway will be held at 8 a.m. Nov. 20. Turkey donations can be dropped off at the Emergency Food Bank Main Pantry, 7 W. Scotts Ave., Stockton.
For more information, visit
County food surplus distribution
Low-income residents of San Joaquin County will be able to obtain free government-surplus food on Thursday in Lodi from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Lodi Community Center, 415 Sacramento St., for those living in zip codes 95240, 95241, 95242, 95220, and 95632; in Lockeford from 9 a.m. to noon at Adventist Community Service, 19990 Elliott Road, for those living in zip codes 95227, 95237, 95253 and 95254; in Woodbridge from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 673 Woodbridge Road, for those living in zip code 95258; and in Thornton from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at New Hope School, 26675 N. Sacramento Blvd., for those living in zip code 95686.
Those participating must bring proof of address (e.g. utility bill) and a grocery bag to help with distribution. For income requirements or more information, call the San Joaquin County Commodity Program at 209468-3679.
Job coach at Marian O. Lawrence Library
A job coach volunteer is available from 1 to 3 p.m. each Friday at the Marian O. Lawrence Library, 1000 Caroline Ave., Galt. The volunteer offers job seekers one-on-one help finding, applying to and interviewing for a job. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800209-4627. Drop-in visitors are welcome.
Grand Foundation looking for student filmmakers
High school and college students are invited to create and submit short films to the Grand Foundation’s Student Film Fest. Films should be 3 to 15 minutes long, and can earn prizes of up to $1,000.
The deadline to enter a film is Jan. 5 with earlybird submission on Dec. 15. Earlybird films receive a $10 discount on the $30 submission fee. The film festival will be held March 17 at the Grand Theatre in Tracy.
For more information, call Valerie Umana at 209-835-3900 or visit