Sacramento Bee

State Sen. Richard Pan hosts health and safety fair in North Sacramento, gives away turkeys

November 22, 2019

California state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, hosted his annual Health & Safety Fair at Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy in the Richardson Village section of north Sacramento on Friday, giving away turkeys, flu shots and more to local families.

Hundreds of people lined up around the school before 4 p.m. so they could get their hands on a free bird for Thanksgiving, which is Thursday.

Families stopped at various booths, which included information on dental and vision care, inside the school’s cafeteria and have their card stamped. Once their card was complete, they could get their turkey from Pan.

Flu shots were provided by UC Davis Health System and Elica and free medical screenings were made available by One Community Health. Sacramento Police and California Highway Patrol officers were on hand to provide car seat tips and fittings while turkeys were loaded up by the Sacramento Food Bank.

More than 700 turkeys and 300 flu shots were given out, according to Pan’s office.