National Charity League food drive nets bagfuls

Hometown Realty of San Elijo Hills, with the help of the Del Sol chapter of National Charity League Inc., held its annual canned food drive Dec. 5 to benefit Interfaith Community Services.

Mary Maloney, founder of Hometown Realty and a member of NCL Del Sol, said she was proud of the results.

“My daughter and I have enjoyed being members of NCL Del Sol and getting to know Interfaith and the amazing job they do in our community, ” she said. “We thought our annual food drive would be a natural collaboration and are thrilled with the results for Interfaith.”

The Realtors, along with mother-daughter teams from NCL, drove through the neighborhoods of San Elijo Hills picking up bags of food that the residents had left outside their front doors. “Every time we saw the brown bag outside someone’s door, it felt like a small victory for a family in need,” MCL member Molly Gumner said. “As each truck or SUV unloaded bags, the enthusiasm grew.”

The girls from NCL sorted the food, repacked it and labeled each grocery bag. By the end of the morning, the parking lot was overflowing with brown bags. A total of 10,042 items were collected.

Interfaith’s Jerry Morgan said it was the largest food donation he had seen. The girls and moms helped fill the delivery truck to full capacity. Interfaith Community Services is a nonprofit organization in North San Diego County that serves the homeless, low-wage earners, veterans, seniors, high-risk youths, families, the mentally ill, and those with drug and alcohol addictions.

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