Stater Bros. and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors are holding a food drive for county families.
"Harvesting Hope in our Community" will run through Dec. 31, county spokeswoman Kimberly Douglas said. Last year, the drive raised more than $166,000 and collected 34,000 pounds of food, which was distributed to pantries and food banks throughout the county, Douglas said.
"With Riverside County's population at 14 percent unemployed and 14 percent living in poverty, our campaign to fight hunger in our region is just as crucial as ever, and Riverside County food pantries are struggling to keep up with the increasing need for food," Douglas said.
To participate, county residents can:
-- donate non-perishable food items at a Stater Bros. in the county, including those in and ;
-- donate cash at Harvesting Hope donation boxes at Stater Bros registers;
-- purchase a $10 Harvesting Hope scannable donation card. Each $10 donation will provide 30 full meals; or
-- donate online at www.rcfooddrive.org.
All food and cash benefits Riverside County food banks, pantries, and communities.
For information, call (951) 955-6696.