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South Lake Tahoe, Calif. September 22, 2016 – The American Legion Post 795 of South Lake Tahoe will hold a Toy/Food Drive on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from noon until 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150.  The public is encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food items that will be distributed by Christmas Cheer to local children in need during the Christmas holiday.  “We need the community’s help to ensure we have enough toys and food to provide a joyful Christmas to local children,” said Christmas Cheer volunteer coordinator, Joanne Shope.  “Without the public’s support of the Toy/Food Drive, needy children at Lake Tahoe may have no gifts or food on Christmas morning.”

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The Toy/Food Drive will be held at the same time as Oktoberfest at the American Legion Hall.  Food will be available for purchase and live music will be provided by the Cash Only Band.

Over the years, Christmas Cheer has provided thousands of toys and meals to local families and has seen an increase in the number of families in need of assistance.  To donate before or after the Toy/Food Drive, call 530-542-4934 or stop by Christmas Cheer on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1120 3rd Street in South Lake Tahoe.