Date(s) - 10/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Food Finders Annual Holiday Food Drive takes place October 1 – December 31, 2015. The holiday food drive takes place in Long Beach and surrounding communities to collect food for those in-need during the holiday season.
Food Finders encourages neighborhoods, schools, libraries and businesses to serve as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and will supply collection bins to those interested in participating. The more participation community-wide, the more successful the Holiday Food Drive will be for agencies that depend on the service Food Finders provides.
Those who prefer to make a monetary donation can do so as well. A $25 donation will help feed two families a turkey dinner. Fifty dollars will buy four families a turkey dinner, and with every $25 increase an additional two families can be fed. Monetary donations may be made by check or through the Food Finders website but clicking HERE.
In addition to collecting holiday meal staples, such as canned vegetables, stuffing mix and gravy, plus canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce, cookies and more, Food Finders will also be accepting pet food to help out pet owners and their four-legged friends. Click HERE to see the list of most needed items.
The Thanksgiving Packing and Sorting Event, a major component to the Holiday Food Drive, will take place on Friday, November 20, 6-8pm at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos on Los Alamitos/Seal Beach Blvd. Volunteers gather in the church gym to sort canned items and pack the boxes of food that are collected. Volunteers are also needed to distribute donated food and turkeys to agencies and families on November 21, 10am-2pm.
To volunteer for Food Finders Holiday Food Drive and Thanksgiving Packing and Sorting Event or to distribute collected food, or to help collect canned food at your place of business, please call (562) 283-1400 extension 101.