Centinela officers and ICOE partner to help the less fortunate

Centinela State Prison officers and members of the ICOE Alternative Education program smile before loading the final Thanksgiving dinner boxes and turkeys into cars to deliver to local families. PHOTO CELESTE ALVAREZ

More than 20 Imperial County families won’t have to worry about shopping for their Thanksgiving dinner after donations provided them each with a turkey and a gift box filled with Thanksgiving dinner essentials right to their front door, Tuesday morning.

“It is Mission: Thanksgiving, today,” said Jessica Aceves, principal for Imperial County Office of Education, Alternative Education. “We are going to deliver today; we have our lists of families that were recognized by our staff as families with the most need.”

Centinela officers and ICOE partner to help the less fortunate

Centinela State Prison Lt. Mario Alonzo loads Thanksgiving dinner boxes and turkeys into a truck before delivering the items to local families in collaboration with ICOE Alternative Education. PHOTO CELESTE ALVAREZ

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