The following information was released by Food Finders.
On June 1, 2012, Food Finders will kick off its 2nd Annual Summer Food Drive.
“Summer is a rough time for many of the 21 million children that receive free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches through the national school meal programs. When school lets out, these children are at a higher risk for hunger.” said Diana Lara, VP of Operations.
The Summer To End Hunger food drive will be an ongoing event through August where businesses, clubs, communities — anyone who wants to help — can participate. Food Finders is dropping off collection bins at sites and taking in food at their office/warehouse location in Signal Hill.
The food will be sorted and boxed and delivered to local pantries, Boys and Girls clubs, youth centers and shelters that serve primarily families. “We have a list of specific items that we are collecting, which is available on our website, or we can email or fax it to anyone who requests it,” Lara also shared.
Anyone interested in donating, whether through a local collection site or directly, please contact Diana Lara at 562-598-3003 x101 or email@example.com for more information. A complete list of needed items can be found at www.foodfinders.org on the homepage under Summer To End Hunger food drive.
About Food Finders
Food Finders is a community-based food rescue organization that serves as a conduit for food, education, and awareness between donors, volunteers, agencies and people in need. Our vision is to eliminate hunger and food waste, while improving nutrition in the communities we serve. We strive to serve them with integrity, resourcefulness, urgency and respect.
Food Finders is a multiregional food bank and food rescue program headquartered in Signal Hill that serves L.A. and Orange counties. They pick up donated food from hundreds of local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and produce markets and distribute it directly to missions, shelters and social service agencies to feed the needy and impoverished. Volunteers and staff drivers pick up and deliver on a same-day basis. On average, Food Finders helps provide enough food for 39,000 meals a day, reducing the amount of food insecurity prevalent throughout Southern California.
Courtesy logos of Food Finders and their Summer To End Hunger food drive.