Rio Vista Center

Rio Vista Center Thanksgiving Outreach
November 19, 2016

About the Event

What an AWESOME Thanksgiving event! On November 19th, SouthGate Church teamed up with the Rio Vista Center as well as several other Christian organizations to help serve Thanksgiving Dinner and provide turkeys and groceries to underprivileged families living in the South Phoenix area. Thirty-one volunteers from our church helped cook and serve the dinner as well as helped hand out turkeys and groceries.

According to Rio Vista, 1013 frozen turkeys and bags of groceries were distributed this year (that's a lot of bagging)! Thanks to our kitchen team who added turkey cleaning to their repertoire along with preparing enough green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy for 2500 people to compliment all those yummy deep fried turkeys that were served up. Of course they couldn't have served up all that food with out some really amazing food and table servers; so, thanks to all of you who helped out with that as well as the guys who muscled all of that food out from the kitchen to the serving area. I know we had some people who helped out in the children's area this year also, so, thanks to all of you as well. An especially big thanks to all of you who stayed late to help with the clean up - that made for a very long day!

Rio Vista was extremely grateful for all of the help we provided for them. They said the thing that stuck out most to them about the people from our church was the great attitude everyone had throughout the day.

Thanks to Ashley Allen for coming out and photographing the event for us again this year!

Thanks to Tonie Banuelos and her crew that handled the grocery bagging duties this year.

A big THANKS and GOD BLESS YOU to all of our volunteers for your hard work and for the lives God was able to touch because of involvement!

About Rio Vista

The Rio Vista Center is a non-profit, Christian organization that responds compassionately to the needs of the Valley’s less fortunate through mobilizing and working with the community. Their mission is to compassionately meet the needs of our community. The Rio Vista Center is located at 1431 E. Southern Avenue in Phoenix.


Rio Vista Center

Rio Vista Center Thanksgiving Outreach
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Event Follow up

Thank you for taking the time to serve at our Rio Vista Thanksgiving Outreach!

The staff at Rio Vista asked me to pass along their appreciation as well. It was a blessing to see so many people from our church working together to bless the lives some less fortunate people from our own community. Thanks for helping to make their Thanksgivings a little "happier" this year!

Your time, commitment, hard word, sacrifice, compassion, and (most importantly) love provided 1,075 families with a frozen turkey and 2,500 individuals with a hot meal.

You guys are awesome - it's a privilege to be part of such a giving church body!

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to reflect on all that you and your family have to be grateful for. This outreach is an excellent opportunity to express your appreciation to God for His blessing on your life by helping to serve the needs of the less fortunate in our own community.


About Rio Vista

The Rio Vista Center is a non-profit, Christian organization that responds compassionately to the needs of the Valley’s less fortunate through mobilizing and working with the community. Their mission is to compassionately meet the needs of our community. The Rio Vista Center is located at 1431 E. Southern Avenue in Phoenix.