Allen Lund Company Teams Up With Navidad en el Barrio and Catholic Charities
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CA - Everyone deserves to feel a bit of the holiday magic that comes around each year, and the Allen Lund Company (ALC) is ensuring that it happens. For its 16th consecutive year, ALC participated in a volunteer event with Navidad en el Barrio, partnering with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for a fifth year and with Catholic Charities of Los Angeles for a third year. Taking place on December 11 and 12, each event supported the underserved communities of Southern California.
"I am amazed that 16 years have gone by and that even in the midst of a pandemic, Allen Lund Company working with Navidad en el Barrio were able to secure enough products and produce to provide two full bags of items for a healthy Christmas dinner," stated Nora Trueblood, MarCom Director for ALC. "Each year, our customers donate produce and dry commodities and in the end, we delivered 10,000 Christmas dinner items to families throughout Southern California. Allen Lund Company also provided volunteers at the Navidad en el Barrio warehouse, as well as at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and at Catholic Charities. Each location distributed to 300 families."
ALC employees coordinated to secure dry goods and perishable foods donated from customers, as well as the transportation to get those donations to the warehouse. All donated products were arranged in bags to create a bountiful Christmas dinner for families, according to a press release.
This event was made possible by the great truck drivers ALC coordinates to pick up the donations and the incredibly generous companies that participate. Over the course of the 16 years, over 250,000 families or 1,000,000 people have received a Christmas dinner via Navidad en el Barrio.
Allen Lund also extends its thanks to its donors, which include: Bolthouse Farms, Cacique, Coca-Cola, Faribault Foods, First Fruits, Grimmway Farms, Mission Produce, Sage Fruit, Santa Fe Tortilla Company, Taylor Farms, Wada Farms, and Wonderful Citrus.
Hats off to the Allen Lund Company on continuing this valiant effort!