Over the past year West Valley Community Services has seen about a 20 percent increase in its number of clients, and thanks to some generous donations and a partnership with Bowlmor Lanes, about 300 low income families were treated to a full Thanksgiving Day meal and free bowling.
Lanes and arcade games opened at 10 a.m. with lunch service at 11 a.m. Among the notable local celebrities serving the meal included the Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Assemblymember , newly-elected Cupertino City Councilmember , and other Silicon Valley dignitaries.
My husband, Mike, and I dropped in to help serve for a while, too. Families took full advantage of the hip-looking lanes, some gathering as a group to encourage one another with each ball rolled.
Others were found in the arcade area where families played air hockey, video games and more.
Lunch included turkey, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and desserts.
West Valley Community Services provides food and housing assistance to low income families in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and West San Jose.