South San Francisco Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program Needs Your Help To Nourish Local Families This Holiday Season

South San Francisco, CA   December 8, 2016  Submitted by  Lisa DeMattei, SSF Kawanis

Since 1981, the South San Francisco Young Men’s Institute (YMI), in association with the Kiwanis Club of SSF, SSF Host Lions Club, South San Francisco Scavenger Company and various community organizations and volunteers have participated in the annual Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program to benefit local families during the holidays. Last year, more than 3,000 pounds of food was donated to provide food boxes with over a week’s worth of food including meat, eggs, milk, fresh produce and dry & canned goods to over 300 local families.

On Saturday, December 10th beginning at 8:00 am, we need volunteers to help assemble and deliver holiday food baskets at the former South City Ford building located at 315 Airport Boulevard (at Miller Avenue), South San Francisco. We plan to distribute over 300 boxes this holiday season. Please consider a financial contribution to boost our buying power or donate food items such as hams, turkeys, cereal, nutritious nonperishable food and/or canned items to help supplement holiday meals for over 300 local families in need. Along with the food baskets, volunteers will also be delivering toys generously donated by the community and the US Marine Corps. Several volunteers are also needed on Friday, December 9th at 11:00 am at the same location to help sort donated food in preparation for the food drive on Saturday.

You can drop off donations of nonperishable food items at South San Francisco Scavenger Co., 500 East Jamie Court (off East Grand Avenue and Haskins Way) or Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, both in South San Francisco through December 8th, Monday – Friday during business hours. For questions or to make donations of fresh food or cases of goods, please contact Al Banfield at chapel885@sbcglobal.net. Mail your tax deductible financial contributions to YMI, Holiday Food Program, P.O. Box 1161, South San Francisco, CA 94083-1161. If you’d like to volunteer to help sort, assemble and/or deliver food boxes on 12/09 or 12/10, please email Lisa at lisa(dot)SSFKiwanis(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thank you for supporting this valuable community program!

Young volunteers help pack holiday food boxes for the annual Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program in December 2015 at SSF Fire Station 65. Photo Credit: Lisa DeMattei

Young volunteers help pack holiday food boxes for the annual Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program in December 2015 at SSF Fire Station 65.
Photo Credit: Lisa DeMattei

Kiwanis, Key Club, Circle K, and community volunteers helped pack holiday food boxes for the annual Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program in December 2015 at SSF Fire Station 65. Photo Credit: Lisa DeMattei

Kiwanis, Key Club, Circle K, and community volunteers helped pack holiday food boxes for the annual Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program in December 2015 at SSF Fire Station 65.
Photo Credit: Lisa DeMattei

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