Burbank, CA – Circus Vargas is partnering with the Salvation Army Burbank for a “Feed the Need” food drive. Circus Vargas patrons who bring 3 or more cans of food and other non-perishable food items to Circus Vargas gates on Thursday, April 20th through Monday, May 8th will receive 20% off their entire ticket purchase per donation. The Circus Vargas and The Salvation Army of Burbank is encouraging circus patrons now more than ever to join this effort to help meet the increased need for emergency food assistance.
Donations during Circus Vargas stay in Burbank should be non-perishable foods such as canned meat, canned soup, canned vegetable or fruit, pasta, beans, rice or cereal.
The Salvation Army of Burbank offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts through its programs, services, and assistance. Additionally, The Salvation Army of Burbank offers free-after-school tutoring, emergency food pantry, and programs for the whole family.
While this food drive effort provides a great opportunity for Circus patrons to affordably attend Circus Vargas Steam Cirque, it holds a deeper meaning and even greater purpose. As the need for emergency food assistance among families and individuals continues to grow and the face of hunger expands, The Salvation Army cannot meet the need without our community coming together in support of their efforts.
“Food insecurity continues to be a major issue affecting our community,” said Lieutenant Jeremy Baker, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army. “This food drive is a fun way to get the community involved in something that not only benefits them, but also will greatly benefit those in need!”
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Over 31 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in more than 5,000 communities nationwide.