This year marks 26 years of Food Finders’ Holiday Food Drive, a community-wide effort that results in thousands of meals for those in-need during the holiday season. The drive kicks off in October and takes place throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, continuing through December 31.
Food Finders engages neighborhoods, schools, libraries and businesses 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 families, individuals and children who receive the meal boxes via pantries and shelters that partner with Food Finders.
In addition to collecting holiday meal staples, such as canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, pie filling, etc., 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. For the list of all items needed, click HERE.
Those who prefer to make a monetary donation can do so as well. A simple $25 donation will buy two turkeys, and with every $25 increase two additional turkeys can be purchased. Monetary donations may be made by check or through the Food Finders website HERE.