Irvine is looking to collect 5,000 pounds of canned foods through Jan. 15, according to the city's website.
The Healthy Food Drive hosted by the city and in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank aims to gather nonperishable items such as canned fruits, juices, soups, vegetables and meat, pastas, rice, cereal, jelly, peanut butter and spaghetti sauce.
Food items will benefit families in need though Irvine's food pantry distribution programs, including: AIDS Service Foundation, Christian Mission Alliance Bethel Korean Church, Christian Outreach Center, Families Forward, Illuminations Foundation, Mariners Church, St. Thomas More Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
Various drop-off points are set up throughout the city and are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A complete list of drop-off locations are available at cityofirvine.org.
— Sarah Peters