Holiday meal served by law enforcement, social service agencies

Farmington Daily Times
Farmington Police Department Deputy Chief Jessica Tyler, right, serves turkey to Malachi Lopez as part of a Thanksgiving meal Tuesday afternoon at Oasis Church in Farmington. The San Juan County Juvenile Services program, Desert View Family Counseling and Cottonwood Clinical Services hosted the meal.

FARMINGTON — Several members of the community came together to serve a Thanksgiving meal to families in need today at a local church.

The Oasis Church atrium in Farmington was full of tables surrounded by families this afternoon. They were enjoying a meal served by the San Juan County Juvenile Services Program, Desert View Family Counseling and Cottonwood Clinical Services.

Farmington Police Department Spokesperson Georgette Allen serves pie to Giovanni Tarango during a Thanksgiving meal Tuesday afternoon at Oasis Church in Farmington. The San Juan County Juvenile Services program, Desert View Family Counseling and Cottonwood Clinical Services hosted the meal.

The 13th annual meal was started in 2006 by the county juvenile probation program to provide a Thanksgiving meal to struggling families who receive services from the three organizations.

The line grows for a Thanksgiving meal served Tuesday afternoon at Oasis Church in Farmington. The San Juan County Juvenile Serivces, Desert View Family Counseling and Cottonwood Clinical Services hosted the meal.

Members of the Farmington Police Department and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office were on hand to help serve food.

A press release states about 400 people have been fed at previous Thanksgiving meals.

Norman Benally, left, and Betty Mason, right, eat a Thanksgiving meal Tuesday afternoon at Oasis Church in Farmington. The San Juan County Juvenile Services, Desert View Family Counseling and Cottonwood Clinical Services hosted the meal.