Pasadena hosting event to benefit local food pantries and charities
The City of Pasadena will host its third annual Can Do! food drive on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pasadena Veterans Memorial Stadium (2906 Dabney). City employees and volunteers will be on-site accepting donations of canned foods and non-perishable food items. Business in the area are also invited to host collections of food items in the weeks leading up to the event; the City will provide containers to any group wishing to do so. Everything collected will be distributed to food pantries and charitable organizations in Pasadena.
In fact, local non-profit groups are not only the recipients of the food drive; they are the inspiration for the event.
“There are food pantries right here in Pasadena that have only a few food items remaining on their shelves,” Mayor Johnny Isbell said. “We simply can’t let down those who are least able to help themselves, especially now when they need us more than ever. Remember, working together, we can do great things to help our community.”
The Can Do! food drive has been successful since its creation, delivering truckloads of food items to charities and food pantries each year, right before the holiday season. Isbell credits the success of the event to the people of Pasadena, who he said can always be counted on to help their neighbors in times of need – times like the ones many people in the community are facing now.
Individual and group donations are welcome at the food drive. For more information, or to request a collection bin for your business or organization, please contact Richard Scott, Director of Community Relations, at (713) 475-5598.