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A pair of local churches are serving up food and treats for the community, with one event set for tonight, July 30 and one for Saturday night, Aug. 2.

Trinity Church continues its last two Wednesdays of the month dinners, open at no cost to the community, with tonight’s dinner served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church on California Street. Organizers said the meals have been served steadily throughout the summer, with numbers staying pretty close to average. The free meal helps families that might need a little extra assistance getting through the month, offering a balanced, nourishing meal. While officials may have anticipated an increase in participants due to school being out over the last couple of months, it appears to have been offset by people going out of the area for vacations.

The twice a month meals, however, have been going strong and definitely seem to be filling a need, said officials.

In addition to the meal, the Clothes Closet offered at the church opens at 6:30 p.m. on the dinner night Wednesdays, for participants to pick up needed clothing. A small ‘store’ of hygiene and other items is also offered, where residents can find items at no cost.

Meanwhile, the Escalon United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday night at the church, corner of Highway 120 and Brayton Avenue.

The social is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 and is open to the community. There is no charge but donations are appreciated. Featured on the dessert menu will be fresh, homemade ice cream in many flavors, in addition to a number of baked sweet treats to enjoy.

The social is hosted annually as a way for the community to share fellowship, food and fun on a summer evening.