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Families still hoping to be adopted for holidays


Last updated 12/13/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — At this season of giving, the Fallbrook Food Pantry is reaching out to needy families with its annual Adopt a Family program.

So far this year, 100 families have been adopted, but roughly 200 are still waiting.

Throughout the year, the pantry provides families with basic foods chosen for their nutritional value, but it does not have the resources to provide a turkey, roast beef or other items for a special holiday meal.

“These are people who are just getting by and don’t have anything extra. They are the working poor – they’re living below the poverty level,” says Don Luallin, executive director of the food pantry.

The Adopt a Family program is flexible enough to allow people to do what they want in terms of providing for their chosen family.

We ask that those who choose to adopt a family provide a basket of food for a holiday meal and a gift for each child. Other than that, it is up to the donor what they want to give.

People or organizations interested in adopting a family, or making a donation, may contact the Fallbrook Food Pantry at (760) 728-7608. Your gift can make a real difference in the lives of these families.


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