Who is sponsoring the event?
The Food Drive is being organized by the West Los Angeles Community Police Stations' Community Relations Office. The food will be donated to the SOVA Food Bank. The vast majority of people working on this event are Reserve Police Officers and community volunteers. There is little impact to the department and no department financial support will be provided towards this event.
When is the event?
The Weigh In will take place on November 22, 2015.
Can we collect food before the kick-off date?
Yes! You can start today, however we don't recommend starting your campaign without a good strategy. We also don't want your event to become stale. Now is a good time to create a buzz!
What type of items can I collect?
- Canned Meats
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Veggies
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Meals
- Boxed Meals
- Canned Beans
- Personal Hygiene Products - Tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant
Can we ask other people to help us?
Yes! We recommend you turn to your community partners as we have with you. Schools and Greek letter organizations should turn to alumni, parents, friends and family. Business' should turn to vendors and customers as well as their employees and family members.
Is there a prize at the end?
There will be several plaques awarded to the top finalists. Every team will receive a certificate of appreciation and Greek letter organizations will also receive a letter addressed to their national organization recognizing their efforts.
How do I collect the food and what do we do with it?
Food collection bins will be provided free of charge at our food drive orientations. Once collected teams will be asked to hold onto the items until you deliver them to the weigh in. If your efforts are so extreme that you require a truck to pick up the food, we can make special arrangements with the food bank. You will be required to contact us well in advance.
Can I as an individual participate?
Yes! we would love for you to bring the food to our weigh in event. We ask that you still sign up, so that we can provide you with event information and a certificate.