EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The City of El Monte Police Department will be making holiday dreams come true by providing over 800 food and toy baskets to families in need. Local community members and business leaders have donated thousands in toys and monetary donations. The food basket giveaway will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 7:30 a.m. at the El Monte High School parking lot.

City of El Monte California

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the program began when the City and El Monte-based Dickies clothing company partnered to provide Christmas meals to 30 families in need. Over the years, the program has grown to provide food and toy baskets to thousands of El Monte residents.

The program has also become a symbol of volunteerism. Annually, over 200 City and community volunteers kick-off the day by setting up the goods and toys and then helping families collect their baskets.

The City partnered with the El Monte City School District, El Monte Union School District, Mountain View School District and dozens of business owners and stakeholders to make this program possible.

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: El Monte High School Parking Lot, 3048 Tyler Ave. El Monte 91731.
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