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80K pounds of food distributed to Santa Maria non-profits

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 22:08:53-04

Two semi-trucks filled with non-perishable food items made drop-offs at several Santa Maria non-profits on Tuesday.

The distribution was donated and coordinated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Organizers with the church say approximately 80,000 pounds of food was donated.

There was a total of 48 pallets of food with 50 volunteers helping with the drop-offs.

"I am very happy to be here today representing the church and to know that in some small way we're making a contribution to the community," said Jay McCord, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesperson.

Some of the non-profits that received donations include the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Good Samaritan Shelter, Nipomo Food Basket, Pacific Christian Center, and Central Coast Rescue Mission.