Monday, November 25, 2013
Claremont group raises record donation for local food pantry
The pantries of Inland Valley Hope Partners’ Claremont drop-off center are overflowing thanks to recent donations raised by the Committee on Aging’s Community Services and Participation Subcommittee.
For the second year in a row, the local subcommittee organized its Make A Difference Food Drive Project, collecting nonperishable goods for families in need. City staff and more than 8 Claremont businesses joined this year’s efforts, helping collect the group’s largest donation yet. An estimated 2,475 items were collected, equivalent to 37,125 pounds of food that will feed 9,281 families of four for one week, according to subcommittee member Sandy Hester. Group members thank the Claremont community for their continued support.