Super King Markets and Union Station Homeless Services Team Up to Feed People in Need this Holiday Season

Contact: Dana Bean, 626-240-4558, dbean@unionstatonhs.org

Los Angeles, CA – Super King Markets are hungry to help this holiday season.  The Southern California grocery store chain has teamed up with Union Station Homeless Services to collect food for those in need. The market will be hosting food drives in all six of its stores from November 18 until the end of the year.

“I am excited about this opportunity to help our communities,” said Daniel Barth, General Manager of Super King Markets. “Super King is in the food business. The opportunity to support a great organization like Union Station Homeless Services that focuses on feeding people is a natural partnership for us.

“On the very first day,” continued Barth, “one of our customers donated $80 worth of food. I feel proud that we are engaging our shoppers to help others in such an impactful and intentional way.”

The food collected will be used to prepare holiday meals at Union Station’s “Dinners-in-the-Park,” a holiday feast which feeds more than 7,000 people. In addition to donating food collected, Super King is also a sponsor of the annual event, which is held on Thanksgiving and Christmas in Pasadena’s Central Park each year.

“This amazing community event would not be possible without the support of sponsors like Super King, as well hundreds of volunteers who help us serve food on Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Dana Bean, Director of Development for Union Station.

For Super King shoppers and other friends of the community that want to support Union Station Homeless Services and the Dinners-in-the-Park holiday food drive, here is a list of the most needed items:

Item Needed Exact Size Needed
Canned Green Beans 6 lbs. 5 oz. (#10 Can)
Mushroom Soup 26 oz. or larger
Cranberry Sauce 6 lbs. 5 oz. (#10 can)
Canned Corn 6 lbs. 5 oz. (#10 can)
Instant Mashed Potatoes 26 oz. or larger
Italian Salad Dressing 16 oz.
Pumpkin Pie Any Size
Full Size Deep Aluminum Steam Pans with Lids 20.75” x 12.8” x 3.2”
Ground Coffee Any Size

Items can be dropped of Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4.30pm at 412 S. Raymond Ave. The community is also invited to make a donation at www.unionstationhs.org.

ABOUT UNION STATION HOMELESS SERVICES

Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With 41 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of eight programs in seven locations; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services

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