Food for the Hungry and Homeless

Paul Ehrlich has issued his weekly reminder for this Saturday, "Caring for the hungry and homeless."

"Your generosity is so appreciated," Ehrlich tells his readers. "We are so grateful for the lunches, blankets, and women's sanitary items that were received and distributed last week. Time again to remind all to please bring lunches to feed the homeless this Saturday, before noon."

Every Saturday morning, the dining room in Ehrlich's Sunkist Park home is transformed into a work station where sandwiches are made and bagged for distribution to the poor and homeless he encounters along his route that day.

Leftover food and any merchandise that has been donated by the public or local businesses--such as clothing or toiletries--are dropped off at a shelter.

Ehrlich welcomes donations for his efforts, as well as help in preparing the sack lunches.

For those who would like to prepare the lunches in their own home, he recommends including a bologna or peanut-butter and jelly sandwich; processed cheese; mustard or mayonnaise; a piece of fruit; a dessert or energy bar; a bottle of water and a napkin. Cookies are appreciated too.

He also welcomes new socks, toiletries, blankets and pillows, tarps, or even leftover food from a recent party.

Donated lunches or other items can be left at his home, 11472 Diller Ave. It's near El Marino Park.

To read Sandra Coopersmith's complete story on Ehrlich's efforts to feed the homeless, go to


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