The Murrieta Senior Center Food Bank is asking residents to help them reach their goal of providing at least 500 complete turkey or ham dinners to those in need this holiday season.
Additionally, volunteers, drivers and donations of canned goods, perishables, non-perishables, turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for a hearty holiday meal are requested.
The Murrieta Senior Center Food Bank is a non-profit organization that works with about 25 volunteers throughout the year to make sure no one goes hungry, providing a daily bread distribution to hundreds of area families.
They also offer a twice-monthly brown bag food program for seniors age 60 and older, as well as a monthly food staple program that serves an additional 175 seniors and a government commodities program for some 200 registered families.
The most recent program to be added is a pet food bank for senior citizens’ furry companions.
Donations are accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Murrieta Senior Center Food Bank, located 41538 Eastman Drive Suite C in Murrieta.
To learn more, visit seniorcitizensfoodbank.com or contact the director of donations, Ms. Shirley at 951-678-3258 or the Center at 951-600-9557.