Annual Food Collection for the Needy

Bennie Padilla

Employees and volunteers of the Los Angeles County Northeast Wellness Center, located at 5564 N. Figueroa in Highland Park, work hard to help others fulfill their dreams.

The staff including those pictured here are Dr. Maria Aguilar, Linda Fazio, Mary Gonzalez Veleta, Maria Elena Lopez, Irma Vallejos, Dina Flores, Christine Arismendez, Blanca DeLeon, Norma Hoeschler, Eva Mendoza, and Mita Cuaron.

The Mount Washington Association donates food and supplies that are given to the patients of the Wellness Center. The recipients are well chosen by the staff and most are in circumstances that are permanent and are very much appreciated by families, many with young children. Last year we were able to give bags of food and other essentials to about 100 people. We received responses with comments like, "We can't thank you enough for what you have done for us.”

This is a difficult time for many. Please help those who really need our support now. The next collection date for food, paper goods, and other necessary articles is Saturday, December 10, 2011. We will be at the corner of Elyria and San Rafael from 9:00 am to noon. Please bring canned goods, paper goods, and boxed goods.


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