‘Neighbors helping neighbors’: Berkeley organizations help during holidays

Photo of the Berkeley Police Department toy drive in 2020
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Several city organizations — including the Berkeley Food Pantry, Dorothy Day House, Berkeley Police Department and the Berkeley Holiday Fund — are working on assisting individuals in need amid the holiday season.

Institutions from around the city of Berkeley are providing assistance to those in need this holiday season — filling hearts, minds and stomachs.
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