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Danville: Knights of Columbus gear up for 41st annual Christmas Basket Program

Knights expect to donate 500 baskets full of food

Danville's local Knights of Columbus Council chapter is gearing up for its 41st annual Christmas Basket Program. (Photo courtesy Knights of Columbus)

With the season of giving in full swing, the Knights of Columbus Council 4060 from St. Isidore Catholic Church in Danville is conducting its 41st annual Christmas Basket Program and residents are invited to contribute to the cause.

Knights officials say they expect to distribute approximately 500 baskets to designated charities in the Bay Area and surrounding communities, full of food for the holidays in addition to toys for children up to 17 years of age -- with each 40-pound basket serving a family for up to a week.

Volunteers from the community will assemble the baskets on Friday, with deliveries scheduled to go out on Saturday. The De La Salle High School boys’ soccer team will also be on hand Saturday morning to assist in loading boxes at the Monsignor Benson Gym at St. Isidore School.

A longtime tradition stretching back to 1979, Knights officials estimate they have delivered more than one million pounds of food since the program's inception.

It’s not too late to donate; the council will accept donations of non-perishable food items and cash now through Thursday (Dec. 5). Food donations can be dropped off at the church, 440 La Gonda Way, and cash donations may be mailed or dropped off in the Parish office across the street from the Church.

Residents can also sponsor a food basket for $50, which will fund the food items for one basket.

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