KTLA 5 Season of Sharing 2014

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The needs of 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.

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.

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 fruits & vegetables
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Boxed potatoes

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.

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.


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)

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