THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT!
Ventura County families in need will receive much-needed food and toys this holiday season thanks to the Holiday Food & Toy Drive hosted this past weekend at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Island Harbor.
An estimated 2,200 toys were collected to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive.
5,000 lbs of non-perishable food and money donations of nearly $14,000 were given to benefit the Food Share of Ventura County.
The money donations alone will provide over 41,000 meals.
“Thank you so much to the Channel Islands Harbor and the community for this amazing support for Food Share,” said Jennifer Caldwell, Food Share’s Chief Development Officer. “This could be the biggest community food drive I’ve ever seen in Food Share history.”
Ventura County Fire Department Public Information Officer Brian McGrath said the efforts at the Channel Islands Harbor will help benefit at least 2,000 families in Ventura County.
“Thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers, the Holiday Food & Toy Drive was a huge success,” said Rene Aiu, HBCA member. “We live in a great and generous community. There were so many great heart felt stories from people and even children saying why they came to give. What wonderful experiences we got to share.”