Burbank Coordinating Council Food Drive Volunteers Needed

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Burbank Coordinating Council President Janet Diel (left) and volunteer coordinator Barbara Salamon ask for volunteers for the annual Holiday Baskets food drive. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Burbank Coordinating Council kicks off its annual food drive donation season on Saturday, October 11, at 12 local grocery stores. Volunteers are still needed to help collect donated food, said Barbara Salamon, the volunteer coordinator for the BCC.

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“Adults and children are welcome to volunteer,” Salamon added. “It’s a great way for high school students to get service hours, too.”

Burbank Coordinating Council President Janet Diel (left) and volunteer coordinator Barbara Salamon ask for volunteers for the annual Holiday Baskets food drive. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)
Burbank Coordinating Council President Janet Diel (left) and volunteer coordinator Barbara Salamon ask for volunteers for the annual Holiday Baskets food drive. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

While volunteers will collect food items for eight hours on Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., even volunteering for an hour or two is helpful, she continued.

An additional food drive will be held on Saturday, December 6, to collect final items for the annual Holiday Baskets program. The Holiday Baskets program draws together resources and support from Burbank businesses, service clubs, schools and individuals to provide food and gifts for local needy families.

Last year, over 500 families were delivered food and gifts. As of October 6, the BCC has received applications from 311 families. Applications can be found at Burbank Unified schools.

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The Burbank Coordinating Council has been serving Burbank since 1933. People and local organizations wishing to help the BCC on Saturday, October 11, should contact Barbara Salamon at (818) 843-7571 or countrylady2009@yahoo.com.

Some of the food collected at the 2013 food drive. Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Holiday Baskets donation drive which kicks off Saturday, October 11, in Burbank. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
Some of the food collected at the 2013 food drive. Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Holiday Baskets donation drive which kicks off Saturday, October 11, in Burbank. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

 

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