Councilmember Paul Krekorian kicked off his annual Holiday Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger Tuesday, and is asking residents throughout his district and the city to help those in need by donating food to the Sunland-Tujunga Temporary Aid Center and the .
"Each year, hundreds of thousands of Angelenos go hungry, including far too many in the San Fernando Valley," Councilmember Krekorian said in a press relese. "I was elated at our community’s generosity last year, but the problem of hunger unfortunately persists. Once again, all of us need to donate what we can to help ease the pain of our less fortunate neighbors throughout the Valley."
Last year, which was the second year Krekorian led the drive, 1,086 pounds of donations were collected, as well as a $2,000 check from President Michael Klausman. (See the attached video from .)
Donations of non-perishable goods, including unexpired canned goods or boxed foods, will benefit the Sunland-Tujunga Temporary Aid Center and the North Hollywood Interfaith Pantry and are now being accepted at any one of Councilmember Krekorian’s three offices in City Hall (200 N. Spring St., Room 435), North Hollywood (6350 Laurel Canyon Blvd.) or Sunland-Tujunga (7747 Foothill Blvd.).