Fill It Up – Food Drive

Connect, serve & eat (the New Life way of saying thanks!), as we partner with the Artesia-Cerritos Post Office Food Drive on Saturday May 9th. Together we will fill up the weekly Food Distribution’s storehouse for months to come!

Together we receive 4-5 TONS of food at this annual event and need  crews to help us get it from the Post Office to New Life, then begin the sorting process.

 

Info about the food distribution at New Life Community Church

For over six years, New Life has operated a Saturday morning food distribution that helps to feed 150-200 families from the wider Artesia-Cerritos area each week. The food distribution relies heavily on the Food Bank of Southern California, but the amount of food available from the Food Bank sometimes dwindles just as community need rises. Because of this, to keep the grocery bags we give out full, we also depend on the generous donations of schools, businesses, organizations and individuals such as yourself, whether through tax- deductible financial gifts or by organizing food drives. The Artesia-Cerritos Post Office is one such significant partner.

Info about the Post Office food drive

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will take your donations to the Post Office, and the New Life teams will make sure your donations go directly to helping neighbors in need.

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