101 Sand Creek Rd. Suite B
Brentwood, CA 94513
Telephone 925-634-8275
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Delta Community Services, Inc.
Letters to the Editor
East County Times
Posted: 11/23/2010 12:45:31 PM PST
Updated: 11/23/2010 12:45:31 PM PST

Program helps families in need

Dear Editor:

Summerset is a Brentwood retirement community with more than 2,000 residents. A drive to "Feed the Children" in Brentwood was launched three years ago when it came to our attention that there were 100 families living in cars, in hovels, and renting a bedroom for sleeping. 
Delta Community Services Inc. provided us with a list of the needy families, and we were off and running. Besides Summerset I, three other Summersets were involved. Through the efforts of many, our drive was bonded together to try to make a difference in our community. 
Through the generosity of the local businesses, Food Maxx, Raley's, Safeway, Winco and Trader Joe's, the program provided us with more than 2,000 bags of groceries. Additional sponsors have been Costco, Walmart, Kaiser, John Muir, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Kare Bears and Jean Bates and Associates. 
This year, we have added McDonald's to our list of wonderful sponsors, and they will provide a gift certificate for each child. We had hoped that the number of children would decrease this year, but that hasn't been the case. In early November, the need had doubled.
Residents of Summerset will receive a bag to fill with donations in their December Summerset newsletter, but this year we are asking the Brentwood community to also donate packaged goods, canned goods and health and personal items. Bring your donations to the 
curbside of each Summerset clubhouse on Dec. 7, and volunteers will see that they are sorted and packed for distribution at the Delta Community Services headquarters. 
Monetary donations will also be accepted on that day. All moneys are used for food vouchers, which are distributed as needed during the year.
"Feed the Children's" main goal is to serve the community of Brentwood by providing aid to the families in need. Summerset's goal is to serve the community in which we live. 
For information, call 925-513-0740.
Jean Romer
Summerset at Brentwood

    Delta Community Services, Inc.
Lions Club of Brentwood

The Lions Club of Brentwood, with the help of 
Delta Community Services, Inc., is helping Low-income 
Seniors and families in need with Glasses and Hearing Aids

                           For more information, and to see if you qualify, please call                                       DELTA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. 
 925-634-8275 or stop by the office at 101 Sand Creek Rd. Suite B
 Brentwood, CA 94513