VA employees pack holiday food boxes for needy veterans


Gathering at the VA Medical Center – Multipurpose Room at 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, employees of the VA San Diego Healthcare System assembled 320 food boxes during the 28th annual Care & Share food and toy drive for more than 800 needy veterans and their families in San Diego County. The boxes include canned and boxed foods, grocery certificates for turkeys, and perishable food items. Each box was custom-designed to meet the needs of the family, including toys for the children. To raise money for the event, the employees held bake sales, a silent auction, penny drive, and food drive. In addition, they received donations from San Diego vendors. The staff delivered the boxes on Dec. 15.