Now that November has started, the community of La Jolla is gearing up to prepare for the upcoming holidays. The holiday season is a time to be grateful for what we have and give to those that are less fortunate. Whether it’s volunteering at a food shelter, serving dinner, or donating gifts, all help goes a long way.
The San Diego Food Bank is hard at work collecting canned food and donations for their annual Holiday Food Drive. With more than 446,000 people living below the poverty level in San Diego county, the food banks does its best to feed as many people in need. In 2010 the food bank raised over 20 million pounds of food, enough to make almost 16 million meals.
In an effort to help the San Diego Food Bank, La Jolla High School will be hosting a two-week long canned food drive. From November 11-November 22, students will be able to donate canned goods in their second period classrooms. As a long standing tradition, the class that collects the most amount of cans will win a party for their period.
Most needed items this year include:
- Canned meat & tuna
- Canned soups
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Peanut butter
- Canned beans
- Dry cereal
To help fight hunger in San Diego, drop off non-perishable food items at a San Diego Food Bank location or make a tax-deductible contribution by visiting the San Diego Food Bank website.