Local PODS® announces Food Share CAN-tree Food Drive
12/11/2021

Local PODS® Announces Its Tenth Year of Support for Food Share CAN-tree Food Drive to Help Ventura County

Online PR News – 11-December-2021 – Ventura County, CA – Local PODS Moving and Storage will once again support Food Share Ventura County’s CAN-tree event December 9-12 at Figueroa Plaza - Downtown Ventura. This year marks a special 10-year anniversary celebration.

“We’re proud to partner with Food Share for this annual event to help stock the food bank shelves with the extra canned food donations needed to help families through the holidays,” said Steve Yapp, owner of local PODS Moving and Storage. “Food Share helps thousands of food insecure families every holiday season, and we consider it an honor to be able to support their cause.”

PODS local have been supporting Food Share CAN-tree event programs since its origination in 2011. Each year, the community gathers to build a “forest” of can trees built from donated food that will soon be distributed to families for the holidays.

“Food Share is excited to celebrate 10 years of our CAN-tree event. Steve Yapp and our local PODS Moving and Storage have supported this event since year one,” said Jennifer Caldwell, Chief Development Officer of Food Share Ventura County. “We are so grateful for PODS support from the very beginning, providing canned food donations, PODS containers for food collection, as well as providing a furnished VIP container on site for our event. This year, we are doing something special for PODS. Be sure to look out for our special "Founder's Row" this year at our 10th Annual CAN-tree event at Figueroa Plaza.”

Year one started with 45 community trees and one large “Marquee Tree” designed and built by ACE Charter High School. This year, nearly 200 community trees and FOUR “Marquee Trees” with over 120 participating businesses and organizations will fill the event. Since the start of the CAN-tree, this event alone has provided the means to collect and distribute nearly 2 million pounds of food. Enough to supply over 1.6 million meals right here in Ventura County.

“We love the holidays; it is a time for giving back and joining our community to make a difference.” said Al Jonas, Vice President of Regional Operations. “We are so touched that these very special non-profits include PODS in the important work they do! We love working with each and every one.”

PODS supports dozens of charities and non-profits each year including The City Center, Toys for Tots, KHAY Christmas Wishes, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Food Share, Casa Pacifica, Santa to the Sea and many others. As one of the most successful franchisees in North America, Local PODS, under the leadership of Yapp and Jonas, has donated over $1.5 million in logistics, and the provision of PODS containers, trucks, fuel and employees for dozens of Central Coast charities

Event Details

Food Share Ventura County 10th Annual CAN-tree Drive

December 9-12, 2021

Figueroa Plaza - Downtown Ventura

Food Share of Ventura County (mobilecause.com)

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About Local PODS Moving & Storage???

Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS® franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa?Barbara?and San Luis Obispo Counties.????

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?Dedicated to the local community, Yapp’s franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San?Diego?and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.????

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?A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown?Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities.????

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A moving and storage leader for nearly 25 years, PODS offers flexible, personalized solutions tailored to our customers’ unique needs. When PODS pioneered portable storage in 1998, we introduced the world to a new way of thinking about moving and storage, with unlimited time, control, and flexibility. Today, PODS provides residential and commercial moving and storage services in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK. The PODS network has completed more than 1.2 million long-distance moves and more than 5.4 million initial deliveries. Whether it is a long-distance or international relocation, across-town move, or renovation project, PODS provides customers with a personal moving and storage team ready for any situation. To learn more, visit PODS.com.

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