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Local grocers team with Help the Children for Make a Difference Day

Participating grocery stores host food drive Oct. 23

Posted: October 19, 2010 1:03 p.m.
Updated: October 19, 2010 1:03 p.m.
 

 Many Santa Clarita Valley grocers are partnering with Help the Children for Make a Difference Day to help replenish those supplies upon which so many in our community rely.

Everyone in the community is invited to participate in this food drive by dropping off non-perishable food donations and personal hygiene items at any of the participating grocery stores listed below on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Clean out your cupboards and bring a few items from home or purchase a few extra items while shopping and support these local grocery stores.

Supplies at Help the Children have diminished over time and its most urgent needs include: dry pasta, pasta sauce, canned meat, canned fruit, canned tomato products, peanut butter, jelly, rice, beans, evaporated milk, flour, sugar, salt, juice boxes, pasta/rice/potato side dishes, canned chili/stew, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers and baby wipes.

Participating grocery stores include:
*Albertson's
Sierra Hwy. & Soledad Canyon Rd.

*Albertson's
Bouquet Canyon Rd. & Haskell

*Albertson's
The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch

*Albertson's
Copperhill

*Food 4 Less
Soledad Canyon Rd. & Whites Canyon Rd.

*Pavillions
McBean Pkwy. & Magic Mountain Pkwy.

*Ralph's
Castaic Rd.

*Ralph's
The Old Rd., Castaic

*Ralph's
Soledad Canyon Rd. & Whites Canyon Rd.

*Ralph's
McBean Pkwy. & Decoro

*Ralph's
Granary Square

*Ralph's
Orchard Village & Lyons

*Smart & Final
Newhall Ranch Rd. & Copperhill

*Smart & Final
Lyons Ave.

*Von's
Soledad Canyon Rd. & Sand Canyon Rd.

*Von's
The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch

*Whole Foods Market
Valencia Blvd. & McBean Pkwy.

About Help the Children
Help the Children was established in Santa Clarita in 2002 to meet the social welfare needs of the poor, distressed or under privileged by providing food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies in the most effective way possible.

Since opening, more than 10,000 local Santa Clarita Valley residents have received food from this food bank.

Help the Children is committed to operating on a 1% budget, spending 99 cents of every dollar received on food and programs helping children and their families locally, nationally and internationally.

Children's Network International/Help the Children is a top-rated charity by Independent Charities of America, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Forbes.com.

For more information about the local, nationwide, international, disaster relief efforts and volunteer opportunities of Help the Children, go to www.helpthechildren.org.

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