Some of the food collected during KSBY’s Season of Hope campaign was distributed Friday at the Salvation Army in Santa Maria.
About 500 families, or approximately 1,400 people total, received food.
Some of the food that was distributed included rice, beans, potatoes, tuna, pork, lettuce, and fruit.
The fresh produce was donated by the Santa Barbara County Food Bank.
Patricia Torres, the core officer at the Salvation Army in Santa Maria, said food during these months is important.
“We serve them year round not just during Christmas but during this time especially because a lot of them are out of work, a lot of them aren’t working during these months and so having food is a primary importance,” Torres said.
Friday is the last day to donate to Season of Hope. KSBY has teamed up with local food banks, toy agencies, fire departments and the California Highway Patrol. To find a list of drop off locationsclick here.
Some of the toys donated from the Season of Hope campaign will be distributed Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Salvation Army in Santa Maria.