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Bona-fide Torrance-based, non-profit groups may submit events to be included in the Torrance citywide calendar pending approval. The City of Torrance Citywide Calendar System Administrator (Office of Cable and Community Relations) is responsible for determining which events are appropriate for posting and then approving a calendar entry. The administrator also has the capability to submit the event to other calendars so that your event may be posted on more than one calendar if appropriate. Events must occur within Torrance city limits to be considered for inclusion and submitted within the categories already identified within the calendar. Upon submission, the following information should be included: How To Submit

Food For Kids - Food Donation

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Make a Food Donation

While low-income students receive school-provided meals for breakfast and lunch during the week, many of their families are unable to feed them adequately on the weekends. The students then arrive at school on Monday without the proper nourishment, which can negatively affect their school performance and self-esteem.

That’s where Food For Kids comes in... The Volunteer Center's volunteer and donation-driven food pantry provides bags of non-perishable food and health-related inserts to low-income students at partner schools in the South Bay and Harbor areas each week. Volunteers assemble and deliver bags of food filled with items to make 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners to the schools on Fridays. The school administration identifies the families with the greatest need each week, and the students take the bags home to share with their families over the weekend.

Click here to review our Non-Perishable Food Shopping List
Please note: No glass containers, bulk-size items or expired food.

Donations can be dropped off at our Main Office (1230 Cravens Ave, Torrance) Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Look for the box in our lobby!

For larger donations (more than a few bags): Please contact us at programs@volcenter.org or (310) 212-5009 to schedule a drop-off time.

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