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PODS® demonstrates ‘can’-do attitude to support FOOD Share’s Can Tree Collection event

Local PODS franchisee to caravan 35,000 cans of food to holiday food drive

 
PRLog - Dec. 5, 2012 - To help Ventura County’s regional food bank have a successful holiday food drive, PODS®, a local containerized moving (http://www.pods.com/Moving.aspx) and storage (http://www.pods.com/storage.aspx) company, will support carry the heavy weight of FOOD Share’s Can Tree Collection event. On Dec. 7-9, PODS will help transport more than 35,000 canned goods with its signature storage containers (http://www.pods.com/Storage/Benefits-of-Storage-Containers.aspx) to the site of the food drive at The Collection at RiverPark.

Canned goods delivered will be used for the construction of more than 50 can trees – Christmas trees made of canned goods – each will contain 800 cans, all constructed by teams of local business and community leaders. Starting Thursday, Dec. 6, PODS will transport 10,000 cans of food to The Collection for ACE Charter High School students to begin assembling a 14-foot-tall can tree which will serve as the centerpiece of the spectacular holiday display.

“FOOD Share is one of our favorite local nonprofits to donate our resources in an effort to help them achieve their goal to feed the hungry during the holidays,” said Steve Yapp, owner and operator of the local Tri-County PODS service provider. “We look forward to providing safe and secure passage of the canned goods to the Can Tree Collection, we think this is a fun and creative way to get the community involved in the most basic and worthy cause, feeding those that are hungry.”

The Can Tree Collection display will be unveiled to the public at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Whole Foods Market site. Event-goers will be in for a treat as The Collection will kick off the event with an array of holiday festivities for families to enjoy, including live music and bands, carolers, ornament and cookie decorating stations, a balloon artist and a photo station for portraits with Santa Claus. All monetary and canned goods donations will be welcomed to go toward FOOD Share’s goal to raise $150,000 and 200,000-pounds of food during its annual Holiday Tackle Hunger campaign. The first 50 guests who bring five or more cans to donate will get two tickets to the new Century RiverPark 16 movie theater; everyone who brings canned good donations will receive complimentary photos with Santa.

“PODS has always been a great partner of ours and we’re always so grateful that Steve and his team always come through at times we need it most,” said Bonnie Weigel, president and CEO of FOOD Share. “Their ability to provide logistics to ensure participating teams receive all of the canned goods to build trees for FOOD Share will make for a successful event.”

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