Food Bins Ready for Donations

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge has partnered with Nasa Services for its 30th Annual Food Drive. Decorated food drive bins can be found at CCLCF, LCF schools, and select businesses throughout the area including Gelson’s Market, 635 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge; Sprouts Farmers Market, 920 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada; Bob Smith Toyota, 3333 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta; Crescenta Cañada Pet Hospital, 3502 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta; Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union, 528 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada; Citizens Business Bank, One Civic Center Drive, Suite ‘B’ in La Cañada; and Rose Gold Fitness, 1424 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Donations are needed of soups, canned vegetables, pasta, boxed milk, cereal, baby formula, juice boxes, granola bars, rice and other non-perishable foods. Food donations will be distributed to those in need this holiday season by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept.-Crescenta Valley Station. Last year 45 bins of food were collected, which helped feed 150 families.

Food can also be brought to the Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Mile on Thursday, Nov. 23. The professionally timed 5K race begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. The kids’ mile/ half-mile run is a family-fun event geared for children 12 and younger. The Kids’ Mile run will begin at 9:30 a.m. for kids 12 and under followed by a second start for those 8 and under for the half mile.

The Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1949. For more information on the Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive visit or call the main office at (818) 790-4353.