Caltrans District 7 has launched its annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive to benefit the Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles Mission and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Donations such as new warm clothing; everyday items like toothbrushes, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.; and new canned food items such as fruits, vegetables, soups/stews, fish, meat and beans. Toys and clothes often are donated for infants and small children but teenagers tend to be overlooked. They would appreciate sports equipment, backpacks/purses, books, board and electronic games, CDs and CD players, up-to-date clothing, jewelry and other "cool" things.
Caltrans also is facilitating donations to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which can be made on-line by visiting: http://www.lafoodbank.org/virtual-food-drive/ and typing Caltrans into the search box.
For every $1 donation, the LA Food Bank distributes $5 worth of food.