Friday, October 12, 2012

Pasadena canned food drive Oct. 25-Nov. 8

Pasadena District 1 City Council member Jacque Robinson’s “City Hall Gives Canned Food Drive” allows both City staff and the public to donate canned goods this year from October 25 to November 8. The public can drop off donations at Perry’s Joint Café, 2051 Lincoln Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The donated canned goods will be distributed and used for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Last year, more than 100 Pasadena families in need received assistance thanks to the generous contributions of City staff.

“Most of us in Pasadena are so blessed in many ways, but there are plenty of families, seniors and others right in our own neighborhoods who need help and this is one way that is easy to give back to our community,” Council member Robinson said.

All of the donated canned food items will be divided up by Councilmember Robinson’s office and delivered to Harambee Ministries, 1609 Navarro Ave., and Food for Faith, part of the Pasadena Church, 404 E. Washington Blvd.  The two organizations will use the canned goods as part of Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need and for a free Thanksgiving Dinner for Pasadena residents.

Popular items include candied and regular yams, green beans, stuffing mixes, croutons, cranberries and boxed macaroni and cheese.  Soups, other canned vegetables and beans and boxed dried pastas are also needed.

For more info, email or call(626) 744-4444.

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