food drive is part of a campaign by a national food bank network to
collect food from those who bunkered in before the turn of the century.
The Galleria supports several charitable organizations in Glendale.
"We very much focus on children and families with our outreach," said
Annette Bethers, the mall's senior marketing director.
But it's not just canned food the group is looking for. They encourage
items like macaroni and other pastas, peanut butter, tuna, coffee, beans,
rice, and powdered milk.
The group gets much of its food from supermarkets and surplus food
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Doris Bloch, executive director of the food bank, said it's an easy
way to improve the lives of the hungry.
"We hope people will put any excess food to good use," she said.
WHAT: Food drive in the Glendale Galleria
WHEN: Until Feb. 15
WHERE: Second floor customer service center near the food court.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE FOOD: The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank accepts
monetary donations as well. Call (323) 234-3030.