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September 14, 2012

Food Finders chills out in preparation for the holiday season

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The following information was released by Food Finders.

While it’s not very often that large gifts come pouring in to nonprofits, Food Finders was recently on the receiving end of two extra special donations.

This summer The Ahmanson Foundation granted Food Finders enough money to purchase a brand new commercial freezer, something they had never owned. The 3-door appliance was rolled in just a few weeks ago, gleaming and ready for the addition of donated turkeys, chickens and hams for the holidays and beyond.

In addition, Norm’s Refrigeration in Anaheim offered to donate a new, commercial refrigerator. It was just received this week and will replace an older version that had been utilized since Food Finders was operating from their old location on Atlantic Ave.

“We are ecstatic to have two brand new appliances to store our donated perishables, particularly the freezer. The holidays will be a lot less stressful as a result, since in the past we had to store some food items, especially frozen ones, off-site before delivery,” Diana Lara, VP of Operations said.

Food Finders does not typically warehouse donated food, but delivers same-day to more than 270 nonprofit agencies and shelters across the Southern California region. However, some donations come in too late in the day to be immediately delivered or require chilled storage before a recipient can be contacted.

“We’ve had a great year and added some new, generous funders and donors. We’re looking forward to interacting with even more of the community and getting more local businesses involved in our holiday food drive starting in October,” said Executive Director Patti Larson.

Food Finders continually seeks donations for its hunger relief program, which can be made either through its website, foodfinders.org, or via their headquarters at 2301 E. 28th St, Suite 303 in Signal Hill.

About Food Finders

Food Finders, Inc. is a multi-regional food bank that serves as a conduit between food donors, service agencies and people in need. The non-profit provides food to feed impoverished and hungry people, and provides referral services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. To date, Food Finders has rescued and redistributed more than 96 million pounds of wholesome food. For more information, visit www.foodfinders.org or call 562-598-3003.

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