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Food Drive Planned at Fork in the Road This Weekend

Area residents are invited to drive by the newly-installed Fork in the Road art project and contribute non-perishable food goods to Union Station, a food drive organized with the help of the owners of Altadena's Coffee Gallery.

Area residents can contribute food in a pre-Thanksgiving drive for the homeless while also admiring a now-locally-famous art installation at the Fork in the Road in Pasadena this weekend.

The giant fork, conceived and originally installed by the owners of Altadena's gots its .

Bob Stane of the , and the artist who made the fork, Ken Marshall, erected the fork in guerrilla art fashion in November 2009. Pasadena officials ordered it taken down seven months later, but both residents and city officials loved the idea of the piece, and last month, finally put it into place permanently.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Union Station volunteers will be there to take food donations for their annual Thanksgiving dinner for local homeless people.

Interested parties can simply drive up and hand-off their contributions to volunteers in orange shirts.

Anyone who cannot show up this weekend is welcome to leave food donations at the Coffee Gallery any time before Thanksgiving, according to Stane.

Dottie Burns November 11, 2011 at 04:34 PM
Wahoo, the Fork in the Road is back and what a great welcome, to help others.
Lori A. Webster November 11, 2011 at 04:38 PM
Webster's Fine Stationers is also working with Put The Fork In Hunger, and you can drop off any packaged food at the store now until Sunday. I will be volunteering down at the Fork and will take any food items to them then. As an added bonus, you will get 10% off any purchase if you bring in a food donation.
Dan Abendschein November 11, 2011 at 05:45 PM
Thanks for letting us know Lori! Between this and the Altadena Library drive, none of us really have an excuse not to contribute at this point.

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