Harbor donates over 1,000 food items for CAN-Tree Food Drive 

Cans of food were festively stacked to look like decorated holiday trees

Tis the season for giving, and part of the holiday magic was evident as
Ventura Harbor Village hosted a Holiday CAN-Tree Food Drive for Food Share Ventura County
this past weekend. The seaside activity was an example of sharing with others who will receive
much-needed food this holiday season.  Locals and visitors dropped off more than 1,000
canned goods and other food items and donated to the non-profit organization to help make
the holidays bright. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKpGd8aqD5I&feature=emb_title

As part of the one-day holiday collection, cans of food were festively stacked to look like two
colorfully decorated holiday trees, one in true sea-theme with a mermaid tail topper, and the
second decorated traditional red and green, topped with a gold tinsel tree. Visitors also got a
chance to catch a glimpse and have a socially distanced visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their
sleigh, handing out reindeer antlers to those who donated food items.

“It really is uplifting to see the community come together and support those families in need,”
said Ventura Port District General Manager Brian Pendleton. “We were proud to have
exceeded our goal to assist Food Share Ventura County this holiday season.”

In addition, visitors were able to “shop small” and take in some last-minute shopping outdoors
from  one-of-a-kind retailers, selling handcrafted items from homemade chocolate to
handcrafted pottery, and enjoy delicious take-out meals from numerous harbor restaurants
featuring seaside eats and treats.

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