Last year's take

Volunteers help store canned food donated to the 29 Palms Community Food Pantry during a mail carrier food drive in 2018. Residents donated 1,002 pounds of food.

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Residents have a chance to help the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry stock up for the winter.

Postal carriers will hold their annual Christmas canned food drive Saturday, Dec. 7. Residents are asked to put non-perishable canned food items in or near their mailboxes for collection.

Operating at facilities provided by the church at 6450 Stardune Ave., the pantry provides emergency food to residents of Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

The pantry is open 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first Saturday of every month and 5 to 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday.

The pantry provides enough emergency food in our community for at least 20,000 meals annually.

The postal carrier food drive is a major source of food for the pantry.

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