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Holiday Food and Toy Donations
updated: Nov 08, 2012, 10:01 AM

Source: Montecito Fire Protection

Montecito Fire is collecting food and toy donations for the upcoming Holiday Season.

In conjunction with the "Season of Hope" campaign, Montecito Fire is joining with KSBY and other Santa Barbara County Fire agencies in collecting non perishable food items and toys for Unity Shoppe throughout this Holiday Season.

Suggested food donations:

• Peanut Butter
• Canned Fruits & Vegetables
• Canned Stews & Chili
• Fruit Juice
• Rice & Beans
• Baked Beans
• Soups
• Diapers
• Coffee & Tea
• Dried Fruits & Vegetables
• Oatmeal
• Whole Grain Crackers
• Lowe Sugar/High Fiber Cereals
• Pasta
• Canned Tuna and Salmon
• Canned Chicken

Non perishable food items and NEW UNWRAPPED toys for a child or teen can be dropped off at either of our two fire stations. (No used toys or clothing will be accepted.)

• 595 San Ysidro Road
• 2300 Sycamore Canyon Road

According to Unity Shoppe, more than 22,000 people are referred each year by more than 300 non- profit agencies, churches, schools and hospitals. In addition to providing holiday gifts for less fortunate children, Unity Shoppe also operates a year-round "Free" grocery and clothing store so people can shop with dignity for their basic needs including food, school clothing, school supplies, household goods, disaster and emergency services. Over 1,700 volunteers help a small staff of 15. Over $2 Million in merchandise is distributed annually. (www.unityshoppe.org)

We hope you and your family enjoy a safe and happy holiday season and hope you will consider bringing a gift into the station for a family or a child less fortunate!

Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 COMMENT 340620 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 12:51 PM

Business First Bank in Santa Barbara is also participating in the "Season of Hope" and is a registered drop off location at 1035 State St. I took my canned goods there last week and the tellers were so sweet! They rang a bell when I placed my cans in their bin and every employee in the branch gave me a round of applause!!


 COMMENT 340893 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:02 AM

I go to the Iyengar Yoga Studio on De La Vina St. The folks there have a tall basket which they fill up every day with food donations for Unity Shop. I am impressed; the ady behind the desk told me the basket is full every day. Santa Barbara people really step up.


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