The Lompoc Food Pantry is looking to raise nearly $2,000 to replace a damaged fence.
Friends of Lompoc Food Pantry say a vandal or vandals cut open the fence sometime last week an got away with a small trailer, but nothing else. They believe cameras at the back of the building may have scared the person away.
The vandalism comes at a time when the food pantry is working to increase distribution in the city.
Workers say they went from serving about 4,400 meals in March to 6,200 by April.
The food pantry is asking anyone who would like to donate toward the purchase of a new fence to contact the Fence Factory in Santa Maria at (805) 928-5848 and let them know you'd like to help support the food pantry.
Montary donations for the food pantry will also be accepted this Friday and Saturday at Jim Vreeland Ford and Albertsons in Buellton.
Donations will be accepted Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at some Lompoc stores, including Foods Co., Albertsons, Grocery Outlet and the Village Market.
The food pantry is providing COVID-19 emergency food assistance at its location at 325 North 2nd St. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
No paperwork is required to receive food from the program.
For more information on the Lompoc Food Pantry, click here.