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City of Yucaipa Hosts Spring Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks
The city of Yucaipa has established six drop-off and collection sites in town for their Spring Food Drive to benefit local food banks to help the indigent and needy in the local area. A similar food drive was held last December.
Non-perishable food items are the most needed commodity and suggested items include:
- Canned goods such as beans, fish, fruits, meats, soups and vegetables
- Crackers (any type including saltines and graham crackers)
- Granola bars
- Juice boxes
- Pasta and rice (dry varieties)
- Peanut butter
Other useful donations could include bottled water, baby foods (including formula), paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.), feminine hygiene items and other toiletries (deodorant, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.)
Collection boxes are located at the following sites in Yucaipa:
- Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce at the new Yucaipa Performing Arts Center, 12062 California Street
- Yucaipa City Hall, 34272 Yucaipa Boulevard
- Crafton Hills College, 11711 Sand Canyon Road
- Yucaipa New Mirror, 35145 Yucaipa Boulevard
- Scherer Community Center, 12202 1st Street
- Yucaipa Valley Water District, 12770 2nd Street
Please be certain that all donated items are in good condition (no tears in boxes, rust on cans, etc.) and that food items have not expired. It is preferable that canned items have pop top lids so as to eliminate the need for a can opener.
The Yucaipa Spring Food Drive will last until Friday, April 26. For additional information, contact: Rayme Goodrick at the city of Yucaipa at 909-797-2489, ext. 238.
Many thanks for helping to support the less fortunate in your community. Hunger and food insecurity are constants throughout the year in all communities.