KTLA 5 Season of Sharing 2014


The need for food for the less fortunate residents of Southern California is always great, and though the need lasts year-round, the holiday season is a particularly tough time for many.  That’s why KTLA 5, Stater Bros. Markets, Whole Foods, and the Salvation Army — as well as Second Harvest, the LA Regional Food Bank, and Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino — have joined forces to collect food donations as part of the 2014 Season of Sharing.

We invite viewers to generously donate non-perishable food items that will benefit local food banks. The food collected will help all through the holiday season.
KTLA 5 will be live at Stater Bros. and Whole Foods locations on Tuesday, Nov. 25, collecting food donations to ensure every family has a warm holiday season to remember this year.

In addition, the Salvation Army Southern California Division and its iconic red kettles will occupy storefronts throughout the season. Much more than ambassadors of good will and symbols of hope, collectively through their efforts, millions of dollars’ worth of spare change is donated to help the less fortunate.  Salvation Army events are also listed below.

And be sure not to miss the Toys for the Holidays toy drive at Six Flags Magic Mountain on December 6th and 7th.

You can donate money directly to the LA Regional Food Bank by clicking here.

The following are the items needed most by local food banks:

Non-perishable canned goods or dry food:

  • Canned meats, fish, soup, fruits, vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter

Personal care items:

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet tissue
  • Soap

**Please no glass containers or expired items**
To promote a healthy diet, whenever possible, we encourage donations of foods that are reduced in sodium, sugar or fat, and contain no trans fats.

Locations for food drop-off during KTLA 5′s Season of Sharing on Nov. 25

Click to see a map

Stater Bros – Santa Clarita/Los Angeles
26900 Sierra Highway,
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Stater Bros – Placentia/Orange County
1111 E. Imperial Highway
Placentia, CA 92870

Stater Bros – Chino
6989 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, CA  91710

Whole Foods -  Fairfax
6350 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Whole Foods – PCH/El Segundo
760 S. Sepulveda Bl.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Whole Foods – Pasadena
3751 E. Foothill Bl.
Pasadena, CA 91107


2014 Toys for the Holidays at Magic Mountain
December 6th and 7th at Six Flags Magic Mountain – Click for full details


Additional Events throughout Southern California

Nov. 14 – Dec. 20, 2014
Toys for Tots Toy Drive – click for details
Drop-off points located at:
-Fashion Island Newport Beach
-Irvine Spectrum Center
-The Market Place (Tustin/Irvine)

Nov. 24, 2014
Kettle Kick Off
The Original Farmers Market at 3rd & Fairfax
6333 West 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
Time: 5p-6p

Nov. 26, 2014
Thanksgiving Eve Meal
LA Convention Center
Time: 6pm-8pm

Dec. 5, 2014
Salvation Army Toy Sort
Bell Warehouse
Time:   8:30am-12noon

Dec. 6, 2014
Rock the Red Kettle
LA Live
Time: 5pm-7pm

Dec. 20, 2014
The Siemon Family Youth Community Center “Toys for Tots” Distribution
7655 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90001
Time: 8:30a-TBD