News Releases

WASCO Staff Conduct Annual Food Drive to Help Feed Hungry in Their Community

For more than 10 years now, the staff at Wasco State Prison’s Reception Center has hosted a local food drive to help needy families in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Last week, Wasco staff distributed 57 food boxes, each containing the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal for a family of six.

The food drive was topped off with a Thanksgiving feast at Allensworth Elementary School. WSP-RC has been providing a Thanksgiving luncheon for students at Allensworth Elementary since 1998.

Acting Warden J. N. Katavich and the prison’s Reception Center staff served a Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings to students and other members of the community.

Helping serve the lunch were AssemblymanDavid G. Valadao, R-30th District, and Dameane Douglas, a representative from the office of state Sen. Michael J. Rubio, D-16th District.