The City of Santa Clarita is partnering with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry to accept non-perishable food items food donations for residents in need. Help alleviate hunger in your community by dropping off food at one of six locations now through August.
Items most desired by the Food Pantry include: tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, fruit, tomatoes, dried soups, cereal, macaroni and cheese, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, bar soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products.
“The summer is a difficult time of year for families with children who count on free or reduced-price lunches provided by local schools,” commented Mayor Bob Kellar. “Community members can help improve the lives of those facing difficult times by contributing items as part of the City’s annual food drive.”
Collection bins for non-perishable food donations have been set-up at seven city facilities including: City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard; the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway; the Transit Maintenance Facility, located at 28250 Constellation Road; Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road; the city’s Corporate Yard, located at 25663 Avenue Stanford; Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street; Valencia Library, located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard; and Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.
This is the fifth year the City has partnered with the Food Pantry to raise awareness and collect donations during the summer from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified, local residents.
“The annual summer food drive comes at a critical time of year and enables us to restock depleted food items so we can continue to supply vital resources to the community,” said SCV Food Pantry director Belinda Crawford. “Our mission is no child should go to bed hungry in Santa Clarita and this effort allows us to work together to accomplish big things.”
Since 1986, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry has been distributing food to low-income residents. The Food Pantry relies on donations from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified, local residents.
Non-perishable items may also be directly donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, located at 24133 Railroad Avenue. Donations will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon every Monday through Thursday.
For more information on the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, visit scvfoodpantry.org or contact Belinda Crawford of the Food Pantry at 661-255-9078.