Toy & Food Drive at MFPD

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 15, 2018

The 7th annual Season of Hope food and toy drive is underway; Montecito Fire Protection District is now accepting donations of non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys at both fire stations. The community-wide event is sponsored by KSBY and includes local non-profit organizations, fire departments, and several businesses. 

The donations go to the Unity Shoppe’s “Central Distribution Facility,” which serves the low-income clients of 300 non-profit organizations, social service agencies, churches, schools, and hospitals. Approximately 20,000 unduplicated people are referred for furniture, food, clothing, school supplies, and basic necessities. Items needed include canned fruit and vegetables, canned soup, pasta, dried rice, peanut butter, and dried beans. 

The Season of Hope continues through December 14. For more information, contact Joyce Reed at 969-2537. 


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