The Folsom Police Department and the Twin Lakes Food Bank join forces each year to collect food and toys for Folsom families in need. A welcome tradition during the Christmas season, the “Christmas Basket” provides an opportunity to help out less fortunate families who live right here in Folsom.
In 2009, over 720 families received baskets and over 900 children received toys. Even with the increasing number of families requesting baskets, the help of local businesses, community organizations, schools, and residents make the “Christmas Basket” a huge success!
Beginning November 22nd, non-perishable foods and/or new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Folsom Police Department. Residents needing a food and/or toy basket will have an opportunity to apply at the Police Department, and at Twin Lakes Food Bank beginning Monday, November 29.
The City of Folsom’s executive management team, city employees, CAPS volunteers, along with local scouts, and many other community members support the “Christmas Basket” by lending a hand on donation pick up day and on basket distribution day.
The Folsom Police Department will hold a community TOY DRIVE-DROP-OFF on Saturday, December 11th in front of the Folsom Aquatic Center, 1200 Riley Street.
Officers and Volunteers will be there to accept new toys from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Food, toys, and monetary donations will be gladly accepted through Friday, December 17. Baskets are distributed on Monday, December 20.
For more information, contact the Christmas Basket Hotline at (916) 492-8607 or the Twin Lakes Food Bank at (916) 985-3292.