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Feed SoCal kicks off in Culver City, Thousand Oaks

Friday, July 19, 2013
Farmers Insurance donates $85,000 to FOOD Share during the Feed SoCal drive on Friday, July 19, 2013. Wells Fargo donates $50,000 to FOOD Share during the Feed SoCal drive on Friday, July 19, 2013. Culver City firefighters volunteered at the Feed SoCal event in Culver City on Friday, July 19, 2013. Families stopped by to donate to the Feed SoCal drive on Friday, July 19, 2013. Southlanders came out to Culver City and Thousand Oaks to donate food to the Feed SoCal initiative on Friday, July 19, 2013. SoCal Honda representatives came out to Culver City and donated 400 bags of food to help the Feed SoCal initiative on Friday, July 19, 2013. A Morgan Stanley representative presented a check for $50,000 to help the Feed SoCal campaign on Friday.

This year's Feed SoCal initiative kicked off with generous donations pouring in at two event locations on Friday.

Alysha Del Valle greeted donors and took in contributions at Pavilions located at 11030 Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City. A representative from PODS® donated 500 bags of food, and SoCal Honda Dealers added 400 bags. Many generous donors came out early to show their support.

Garth Kemp was in Thousand Oaks, where area residents came out to help fight hunger at Vons located at 1790 North Moorpark Rd. A representative from Morgan Stanley presented a check for $50,000, and many others dropped off bags of food.

ABC7 is partnering with Vons, Care 1st, ESPN LA 710, PODS®, Mathis Brothers, McMahonsRV and with regional food banks across Southern California for the second annual Feed SoCal campaign.

Food banks see donation surges particularly over the holidays, but the summer months can be especially difficult for children, veterans and the elderly. Local food banks need replenishing year-round, which is why donations are so important.

Garth and Alysha will be back out in the community next Friday, July 26, to collect non-perishable food items and donations:

Alysha will be at Vons in Costa Mesa (4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
185 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA

Garth will be at Mathis Brothers in Ontario (4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
4105 Inland Empire Blvd.
Ontario, CA

If you can't make it out to the events, you can still donate. See how you can help Feed SoCal.

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