This Friday, July 25th, ABC7, Vons, ESPN LA 710, and Southern California regional food banks are partnering up for the 3rd Annual Feed SoCal campaign to provide food to the hungry in our communities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Go to your local VONS or Pavilions and purchase a pre-filled $5 bag of food, or purchase your own non perishable food items, and leave them in the Feed SoCal box.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT THIS CALL TO ACTION: Host a food drive in your facility to allow us to collect food for our hungry friends, Place a poster in your store to create awareness, Provide an item, snack or coupon on the day of the event and have an opportunity for a ”Shout Out” during the on-air pieces
HOW TO SIGN UP: Contact Karen Jensen at 805-983-7100 X 135 or email@example.com
The initiative will take place during the month of July and will include the following food banks in Southern California: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County, Second Harvest Food Bank Inland Empire and FOOD Share Ventura County.
During difficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences food insecurity. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank serves one million people in Los Angeles County each year, but another 700,000 people need the help. Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County helps feed more than 240,000 individuals each month, while the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Inland Empire serves more than 350,000 people each month. FOOD Share Ventura County provides food year-round to more than 74,500 children, adults, seniors and families each month.
As part of the hunger initiative, ABC7, with our regional food bank partners, will be hosting Stuff a Truck events. The Stuff a Truck events will be hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News Talent from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. These food drives will give ABC7 viewers an opportunity to participate by donating non-perishable food items, which will be shared with various food banks.
Join us! – Stuff a Truck Events
Friday, July 25 from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Orange County – Alysha Del Valle at Vons at 185 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 92627
Inland Empire – Garth Kemp at Mathis Brothers at 4105 Inland Empire Blvd., Ontario, 91764
Additional donations can be made by viewers by visiting abc7.com to donate to the food bank of their choice or by sending check/cash donation to ABC7’s P.O. Box.
For more information on how to donate or become a sponsor, call Teresa Samaniego (818) 863-7221.
Information and image from http://www.madd.org/blog
During the summer months, families often take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. While these excursions can start off as a happy occasion, they can too often result in tragedy.
A new infographic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council shows how even if the drunk driving crash doesn’t kill or seriously injure you, the consequences will still ruin your life.
That’s right, $1.00, you can buy books at Piccolo’s Books for just $1.00! They have three locations in Southern California: Lakewood, Long Beach and Lake Forest, with more stores on the horizon.
Piccolo Lewis, the man behind the One Dollar Book Store/Piccolo’s Books was in the book business for years when he decided he wanted to reach out to his community and promote literacy. In 2006, he opened his first store in Long Beach. The One dollar Bookstore/Piccolo’s Books sells pre-owned books, videos, DVDs and LP records for a $1.00.
I love going to my local “Big Brand” book store but let’s face it I can make dinner for the entire family for less then the cost of one book. When you have budget to keep, buying a $10.00 book can seem a bit firvolous. We utilize our library on a regular basis but I can buy a book for a dollar at this place. Yeah, I am more than excited about visiting the Lake Forest Store.
So now let’s get to the root of this story, Piccolo Lewis. Here is a man who makes a difference. Piccolo was was born in Compton and raised in Long Beach. A diagnosis of dyslexia led him to his mission in life: to promote literacy and provide affordable education to all who have desire.
Due to his dedication of promoting literacy, he started Gift of Knowledge, an organization that helps schools, organizations, libraries and orphanages as well as several other projects.
He donates an astounding 1,000 to 60,00 books a week and in the last two years he has donated over 1 million books to schools through out Los Angeles County as well Detroit, Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, the Philippians and Mexico. He is planning on opening two Children’s Libraries in impoverished neighborhoods this year.
In addition to story time for children he also hosts and produces art and entertainment events for the community, as well as workshops on breaking into the entertainment industry, stage production, educational workshops on writing resume’s and how to land a job, how to sew and self-sustainability. He is determined to help children become productive citizens in their community.
It’s no wonder he’s been honored by Members of Congress, Councilman, the former Mayor of Los Angeles and the LAPD’s Southeast Division.
What an amazing man, thank you for caring enough to help our youth and our community.
Pictures from Piccolo’s Books Facebook Page