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News: Pasadena City College Hosts Million Meals Marathon Food Drive

Pasadena, Calif., - Pasadena City College will host its 1st annual Million Meals Marathon in partnership with the Los Angeles Food Bank, and the Pasadena Humane Society. The food drive will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00am to Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:00am.  Donations of non-perishable (unexpired) food and pet food will be collected during this 24-hour period.

The Los Angeles Food Bank estimates that over 1.7 million people (400,000 of them children) experience hunger in Los Angeles County.  PCC has set a goal to collect 2,000 pounds of food in support of needy families.  The goal of collecting over 2,000 pounds of food will stock the Humane Society Food Bank for 2 to 3 months.

Research has shown that families who experience financial hardship and own pets are at times forced to choose between feeding themselves or their pets. The PCC million meals marathon food drive will also collect donations of pet food.

The million meals marathon food drive will be held in Lot 1 located at the corner of Hill Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard.  For additional information, contact 626-585-3378.

Release Date: 11/07/2013
Contact: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw , Interim Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7468
Email: vxwardlaw@pasadena.edu