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Blog: Community Center Kicks off Food Drive

The Food Drive portion of the Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive has begun! Read more to find out where you can drop off non-perishables!

Starting mid-October and running until Thanksgiving, the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is holding its annual Food Drive in conjunction with its 19th Thanksgiving Day Run. The Community Center is asking everyone to be generous at this time of year and help feed those in our community who may go hungry at Thanksgiving. 

The Community Center will be working with local schools and businesses to collect items, such as:

  • Canned Foods
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Baby Food
  • Beans
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards
  • Other Non-Perishables. 

Because of potential breakage, please do not donate items in glass containers.   

 

This year the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is again partnering with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff Station to collect food and to distribute to families in need.  According to Sergeant Burton Brink, “Every year, our deputies responding to calls for service find families struggling to get by without food for their families. With this Food Drive, we are able to give back to those that are trying to get back on their feet and working hard. With the costs for food so high, they have a hard time meeting that need. With this Food Drive, we, as a community partnership, are able to give back to those in our area that cannot meet that need to their children this holiday season. We are honored to work in such a caring and giving community.”

Community Center President, Ara Aslanian, is “thrilled with the number of local businesses and schools participating in the 2012 Food Drive.”  He added, “The Community Center has a long history of working with local organizations and we are grateful for their participation in our Food Drive.”  The theme of this year’s Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive is “Running Forward to Give Back.”

With the unprecedented amount of businesses and schools participating as food drop off spots, this year promises to be the biggest food collection ever.  Non-perishable food donation drop off spots are located in La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose. 

La Cañada locations include: 

  • the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge
  • Gilmore Bank
  • Giuseppe’s Pizzeria
  • La Cañada Elementary
  • La Cañada High School 7 thru 12 grade
  • Palm Crest Elementary
  • Paradise Canyon Elementary
  • City Hall
  • North Shore Burgers
  • Printefex
  • Citibank
  • La Cañada Valley Sun
  • State Farm
  • FastFrame
  • Citizen’s Business Bank
  • Flintridge Family Chiropractic
  • Kobeissi Properties
  • The Offices of the La Cañada Unified School District. 

 

The La Crescenta locations include:

  • The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
  • CW Weekly
  • Rosemont Animal Hospital
  • CV Water District Headquarters

 

The Montrose locations include:

  • Bath & Biscuit
  • Color Me Mine
  • RDC Dance Academy 

Both chapters of Kiwanis in La Cañada will assist with the donations and collections.

 

In addition, all participants in the CCLCF’s Thanksgiving Day Run are encouraged to bring food items on race day to donate to the Food Drive.  The Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Memorial Park. We encourage all participants to pre-register at: www.ThanksgivingDayRun.eventbrite.com

 

About the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1949. Originally known as the Youth House and built entirely by volunteers, today’s Community Center is home to the LCFCC Preschool, a first class ceramics program and offers a variety of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors.  The Community Center is funded through tuition, grants, programs and events such as the Thanksgiving Day Run.  For more information visit: www.cclcf.org.

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