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Join Kathy Kuretich live for Season of Hope tonight

Kathy Kuretich will be live from the Shell Beach Fire Station during KSBY News at 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday for Season of Hope.

Friday is the last day of the food and toy drive. Help us finish strong by bringing non-perishable food or a new, unwrapped toy for local families in need this holiday season.

The fire station is located at 2555 Shell Beach Road.

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Join Dave Hovde live for Season of Hope

KSBY's Dave Hovde will be live tonight from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Station No. 1 on our news at 5 and 6 p.m. for Season of Hope.

The fire station is located at 2160 Santa Barbara Avenue. Drop by, say hello, and drop off non-perishable food or a new, unwrapped toy.

KSBY will work with our Season of Hope partners to make sure the food and toys stay local to help families in need this holiday season.

Season of Hope runs through Friday, December 14.

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Donations piling up for Season of Hope

Friday is the last day to donate to The Season of Hope, the Central Coast's largest-ever food and toy drive, but there are still plenty of opportunities left to take part.

So far, KSBY and our partners have collected a total of 15,000 pounds of food, 2,400 toys, and $18,000.

You can drop off donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food at your local fire station, Heritage Oaks Bank, CCPN office, or the KSBY studios in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.

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Season of Hope teaching kids true meaning of holidays

People of all ages are getting into the holiday spirit by donating to the Season of Hope, the Central Coast's largest-ever food and toy drive.

Maria Lisa Parkman's daughter, Alicia, is pictured donating toys at a Goleta fire station. Parkman says it was a great way to teach Alicia the true meaning of the holiday season and to be thankful for what she has.

The Seaon of Hope runs through December 14. To take part, bring non-perishable food or a new, unwrapped toy to any local fire station, Coastal Communities Physician Network (CCPN) office, Heritage Oaks Bank, or to the KSBY studios in either San Luis Obispo or Santa Maria. Local food banks and toy agencies will work to make sure the donations stay local to help Central Coast families.

Tonight on KSBY News at 5 and 6, Jeanette Trompeter will be live from the CCPN office of Dr. Brian Patterson, Dr. James Tedford and Dr. Michael McNerney located at 7700 Morro Road in Atascadero. Drop by, say hello, and make a donation to the Season of Hope.

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Season of Hope in Lompoc tonight

KSBY's Cameron Polom will be live from Fire Station #2 in Lompoc tonight on our news at 5 and 6 for Season of Hope. The station is located at 1100 North D Street. Come by and drop off non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys.

The fire department will work with the Lompoc Food Pantry to distribute the food to local residents in need. Toys will be distributed to local children who may not otherwise receive a toy during the holiday season.

For a complete list of drop-off locations, click here.

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Need knows no season

It's the Season of Hope here at KSBY. We've teamed up with local agencies to collect food and toys for those in need on the Central Coast during the holidays.

One of those agencies is The Salvation Army. It's roots run deep beginning in England in 1865 with the motto - soup, soap and salvation. Today this organization reaches 31 million people. In San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties thousands are helped every year and it's not just during the holidays.

"The Salvation Army historically gave at Christmas time, it started with feeding, but now we do gifts and angel trees and Season of Hope," said Beth Quaintance at the Salvation Army in Paso Robles.

Need knows no season.

"A lot of us do eviction prevention, we do utility assistance, some do transportation, some are major food distributors for communities, sometimes we purchase medication for seniors. It just depends on our clients' needs," said Quaintance.

This is also the army that shows up when there's a natural disaster or search and rescue effort.

"When The Salvation Army shows up, we are well taken care of," said Lisa Marie Donnahoo, who is a volunteer for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue team.

"We ask them how many people are out there and what is your need. We show up there with hot food, Gatorade and water and we always have the coffee pot going," said Quaintance.

They show up and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

"It's the best part of my job. I love responding to search and rescue because for SLO county they are volunteers, and it is an honor to serve them and we have seen the results of their searches," said Quaintance.

The Salvation Army delivers results.

"We are usually the first ones in and the last ones out at an emergency and with our clients," said Quaintance.

Donations made to The Salvation Army stay within the community where they are received.

Season of Hope continues until December 14, so pick up an extra toy or can of food while you're out shopping and stop by your local fire station, Heritage Oaks Bank, CCPN office, or the KSBY studios in San Luis Obispo or Santa Maria.

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Season of Hope going strong

Season of Hope, KSBY's community-wide food and toy drive, is off to a great start.

Nikki Ibarra is live from KSBY's Santa Maria studios on KSBY News at 5 and 6 p.m. It's just one of many places across the Central Coast where you can make a donation. The address is 2370 Skyway Drive, Suite 102.

For more information on Season of Hope, including a complete list of drop-off locations, click here.

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Season of Hope now underway

Season of Hope, KSBY's community-wide food and toy drive, kicked off on Monday in Santa Maria.

KSBY teamed up with local fire departments, food banks, toy agencies, and other sponsors for the project, which runs through mid-December.

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Season of Hope kicks off tonight in Santa Maria

KSBY will kick off Season of Hope Monday night at Santa Maria Fire Station #3, located at 2305 North Preisker Lane.

Season of Hope is a food and toy drive spanning the entire Central Coast. It runs now through Decemeber 14.

KSBY Chief Meteorologist Dave Hovde will be live from fire station #3 tonight on KSBY News at 5 and 6. You are invited to help KSBY kick off Season of Hope by donating a non-perishable food item.

For a complete list of drop-off locations, click here.

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Season of Hope kicks off

KSBY teamed up with local food banks, toy agencies, fire departments, and sponsors to kick off Season of Hope Monday.

It's a major effort to make this coming holiday season brighter for those still struggling to recover from our tough economic times.

If you'd like to participate, please bring non-perishable food items to any local fire station or sponsor from October 15 through December 14. Our partners will work with local food banks to get the food to people on the Central Coast who need it.

Also, from November 16 through December 14, you can help by dropping off new, unwrapped toys to participating sponsor locations and area fire stations. The toys will be distributed to local children who may not otherwise receive a toy during the holiday season.

For a list of drop-off locations, click here.

To celebrate the kickoff of Season of Hope, KSBY's Dave Hovde and Nikki Ibarra will be live from Santa Maria on KSBY News at 5 and 6 p.m. Monday.

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