Erics, Turkey 7.2-magnitude Earthquake

Turkey Baby Erics, Turkey — A 2-week-old baby girl, her mother and grandmother were pulled from the rubble of an apartment building alive on Tuesday in a dramatic rescue, almost 48 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled some 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey.
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Tuesday 5:30 pm � 7:30 pm

Thursday 5:30 pm � 7:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 am � 11:30 am

Food drives are also needed year-round to keep our shelves stocked. Donations of personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant) and baby supplies (diapers and wipes) are also appreciated. We don�t receive any government funding which means support form our community is essential for us to continue serving those in need.

Volunteers are needed during each of these times to assist with our distribution of food. Volunteers assist with the check-in process, complete check-out paperwork, bag groceries, carry out groceries, light cleaning such as sweeping and cleaning refrigerators, and hanging clothes. This is a great opportunity for church groups, youth groups, and service organizations as well as individuals with a heart for serving others.

Easter � Hams / Turkeys � For the Easter Holiday, it is our goal to provide a ham or turkey to every family. You can support this program by donating hams or turkeys or by making a financial contribution toward the purchase of these items.

School Supplies / Backpack Drive � Throughout July we collect new backpacks and school supplies to be provided to local needy families before school starts. For many families who are struggling to put food on their tables, the added expense of school supplies each year is an overwhelming burden. You can support this program by collecting new backpacks and school supplies such as loose paper, 3-ring binders, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, markers, crayons, spiral notebooks, erasers, pencil cases, and rulers. Your generous donations of these items will give children the materials and confidence they need to succeed in their education as they start a new school year.

Thanksgiving � Turkeys - For the Thanksgiving Holiday, it is our goal to provide a turkey to every family. You can support this program by donating turkeys or by making a financial contribution toward the purchase of these items.

Adopt-A-Family � During November, low-income families who regularly receive food from our food bank may sign up to request gifts for their children for the holidays. Each family completes an application indicating each child�s name, age, size of clothes and shoes, and three gift wishes. You can support this program by adopting a family and bringing the joy of the holidays to needy children. This program offers a personalized way to touch a child�s life by giving them hope.

Christmas � Hams - For the Holidays, it is our goal to provide a ham to every family. You can support this program by donating hams or by making a financial contribution toward the purchase of these items.

These programs provide a vital and much-needed service to the Santa Clarita Community. However, they are not possible without your support. Please consider how you would like to support needy children and their families and truly make a difference in their lives.


Love and Life Center

Hunger Defense Fund operates the Love and Life Center in Honduras. This center houses children suffering from cancer. Their shelter, food and clothing are provided, as well as six months to a full year of chemotherapy treatments.

Many of the children leave the center after successfully completing their round of chemotherapy and some stay, due to abandonment by their parents.

Hunger Defense Fund appreciates the dedicated volunteers and monetary donations that help keep our Love and Life Center running.

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How often do you think about child hunger?

We are full of food choices, with restaurants on every corner, markets adjacent to one another, and convenience stores galore. Leftovers are continuously thrown away, without a care, while right outside our doors, across the country, and beyond, there are hungry children.

We want to help, by making food available for underprivileged children and their families, but over the last several months food donations have diminished. We ask you to please help in replenishing those supplies.

Our volunteer-based operation, packages and ships food boxes to the impoverished around the world. Donated food is also delivered to local organizations and then picked-up, by families in need. Every step makes a difference, so let's walk together and feed the children!

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People Need Your Help

So many of us take for granted what we have in life; food, water, the clothes on our back, and that roof over our head. The constant, daily stepping-stones that always seem to be there and are rarely if ever thought about. But, these are the very same things that can be gone in a matter of no time. Just ask the many people we encounter on a daily basis. It's an unforeseen job loss or health issue. Maybe a natural disaster or a devastating accident occurs. Sometimes you just can't catch a break, or a business deal goes bad. We are all susceptible to loss and hard times.

Hunger Defense Fund aims to bring aid and some sense of comfort to suffering people here and around the world. Help us help others please donate today!

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