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Calling on all tamale-loving do-gooders! If you hurry, you can check off your good deed for the day and score some delicious tamales in time for Sunday’s game.

Western Service Workers Association is hosting a “Winter Survival Campaign” to raise money for low-income service workers and their families. You can order your choice of chicken, pork, chile and cheese or vegan black bean and cactus tamales for a suggested donation price of $10 per half dozen or $20 per dozen. You can easily order by calling (510) 832-2111 and the tamales can either be delivered or picked up between 4 – 7 p.m. Saturday at Epworth United Methodist Church located at 1953 Hopkins St. in Berkeley.

Tamale benefit flyer courtesy of Western Service Workers Association.

Funds raised will be used for “nutritious food, warm clothing and blanket distributions, utility and water advocacy, and our ‘Operation Winter Watch’ program for elderly and disabled housebound members,” according to information provided by WSWA. The West Oakland-based organization could use some extra hands for Saturday’s distribution but the volunteers are needed throughout the year to help in kinds of capacities. You can get a good idea of what they do and how you can help by looking at their website but you begin helping by ordering and eating tamales, which sounds like a win-win for all.

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Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

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