By Lt. Jose Martinez, AA/PIO
North Kern State Prison

North Kern State Prison (NKSP) staff joined efforts with First Assembly Church of God Soup Kitchen to provide Thanksgiving baskets to 39 families who otherwise would not have thanksgiving dinner.

Families received all the fixings for the dinner as well as all the decorations. Staff from all departments enthusiastically participated in this event, providing all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

With unlimited imagination, baskets were exhibited with pride and were overflowing with food for the recipient.

Members of the Delano Chamber of Commerce (DCC) and Warden Kelly Santoro judged the displays. This year’s overall winner was the Personnel Department.

NKSP also donated baskets to the McFarland Police Department and turkeys to Delano Community Connection.