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Anaheim Hosts Citywide Food Drive To Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
ANAHEIM, CA - (March 16, 2012) - The City of Anaheim is pleased to host a citywide food drive, March 19-26, to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County’s “Independence from Hunger” campaign. Anyone wishing to contribute canned, dry and packaged food items can visit any of the following 12 City facilities during the collection week to donate the items:

Anaheim City Hall – 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim Central Library – 500 W. Broadway
Anaheim West Tower – 201 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim Police Department (Main Station) – 425 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim Police East Substation – 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Brookhurst Community Center – 2271 W. Crescent Ave.
Canyon Hills Branch Library – 400 Scout Trail
Downtown Anaheim Community Center – 250 E. Center St.
East Anaheim Community Center – 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Euclid Branch Library – 1340 S. Euclid Ave.
Haskett Branch Library – 2650 W. Broadway
Sunkist Branch Library – 901 S. Sunkist

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Orange County. Since its founding in 1983 by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank has provided more than 272 million pounds of donated and surplus food to local charities and partner agencies who in turn distribute the food. More than 9,000 volunteers have worked at the Food Bank to make sure the donated food meets quality and safety standards to ensure recipients receive the nutrition they need.

Collection bins at the City facilities listed above will be available during hours each facility is open.

For more information regarding the food drive, please contact Guadalupe Gomez in Anaheim Community Services at 714-765-4502. For more information regarding Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, please contact Lorina Smith at 949-653-2900.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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