GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) — Thieves in Garden Grove this week raided sheds full of food meant for needy children and families.
Volunteers with the charity Grandma’s House of Hope were scrambling to replace what was taken.
Organizers say the culprits broke in and took hundreds of pounds of food.
The donated food was being stored in a church parking lot.
They say the thieves clearly knew what they were doing.
Volunteers say it usually takes about 30 days to gather enough food to pack the bags of food. They were set to do it this weekend but told CBS2/KCAL9 on Friday they didn’t have enough to feed everyone.
After our story aired, donations have been flooding in and the group says they now have recovered all the food that was stolen.
On Sunday, they were able to pack 550 bags of food.
The program is aimed at children who get food at school during the week, but often go without during the weekend.