Each time the truckloads of food and goods arrive at Ascencia, a small army of grateful volunteers and residents gathers to help unload the bounty, he said. There is joy written across every face as they see what has been done for so many this season thanks to the partnership between Whole Foods and Ascencia.

“For those working to get their legs back under them, the burden has been lightened a little, thanks to the thousands of pounds of donated goods,” he added.

Natalie Komuro, executive director at Ascencia, is thrilled with the timing because they have just opened the winter shelter and can use the products being donating through the Whole Foods project.

“The winter shelter is funded in a very bare-bones manner so having Whole Foods augment what we can offer people is just tremendous,” she said.

For more information, or to donate to Ascencia, visit www.ascenciaca.org or call (818) 246-7900.

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December 25, 2012
Glendale News-Press

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