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News Release

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Media Relations

West Los Angeles Police Officers Partners with the Community to End Hunger NA15220aj

WHAT:
4th Annual Food Drive to End Hunger

WHEN:
Sunday, November 22, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD West Los Angeles Police Station
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90025

WHO:
LAPD Captain Tina Nieto, West Los Angeles Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Captain Darryl Ito, West Los Angeles Area Patrol Commanding Officer
Officers from LAPD West Los Angeles Police Station
Community Members

WHY:
To collect non-perishable food items for under-privileged families. According to Reserve Officer Harris Birken, "the program started when an officer overheard a child tell a friend how hungry he was, because it was his turn not to eat last night." This was incredibly upsetting to hear, as no child should ever go hungry.

Reserve Officer Birken continued to say, "Last year we raised approximately 37,000 pounds of food, which made a huge impact in the lives of many families. This year, we would like to beat that number and are asking for the public's help to accomplish our goal."

CONTACT:
Anyone who wishes to gather non-perishable food items and participate in this event to end hunger is asked to call Sgt. Justin Scott or Reserve Officer Birken, West Los Angeles Community Relations Office at (310) 444-0735 or (661) 733-4888.

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