Organizer to be honored Friday at ‘Lunch at the Crossroads’ |

Organizer to be honored Friday at ‘Lunch at the Crossroads’

Grass Valley Mayor Lisa Swarthout will recognize Joseph Salas for his five years running the free “Lunch at the Crossroads” this Friday.

The presentation will be at the monthly lunch, which runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St.

“The City Council has acknowledged Joseph Salas with a certificate of appreciation for the work he does putting on that lunch monthly on a shoe-string budget, and for helping the community,” Swarthout said.

For the last five years, Salas has put on the monthly lunch to help people down on their luck, also offering free clothing and groceries to those in need, he said, feeding between 100 and 200 people on a regular basis.

The lunches are made possible with the help of local churches, businesses, restaurants and grocery stores, Salas added.

Free flu shots will also be available Friday.

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