Celebrity volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley collected hundreds of canned goods Tuesday afternoon for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
The second We CAN End Hunger Canned Food Drive! by Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign is the first on the West Coast. The first event, held at company headquarters in Louisville, Ken., collected about 15,000 cans and Karen Sherman, project leader for World Hunger Relief, said she hoped to replicate that in Burbank.
"With this great venue at the Boys and Girls Club, we hope this will be a first annual event, rather than a first and only," Sherman said.
Instead of collecting food outside grocery or retail stores, Tuesday's event provided curbside service outside of the Boys and Girls Club for Burbank residents to drop off donations.
Ali Landry, one of the celebrity guests, approached Sherman about coordinating the event.
"She told me she would like to do something for World Hunger Relief in Los Angeles and celebrate the season of giving," Sherman said.