This year was the biggest year for the Food Share of Ventura County's Christmas Tree Drive. There were approximately 320 Canned Christmas Trees build. Each tree has around 600 to 800 cans. Food share figures that this should make 500 meals. Food Share feeds approximately 75,000 people each month.
Pictured are some of the Canned Christmas Trees. The event took place in front of the Ventura Mission
" I remember when we first started 6 years ago" George reflected, " we had 170 trees and now we have about doubled that." The George Thompson Diamond Co. covers the total cost of all the radio advertising costs with Cumulus Radio for all 5 radio stations they have in Ventura County promoting this worthwhile project. In his radio interview, George stated, "It is so impressive all the giving spirit that the people of Ventura County have." In his radio advertising, he says" Did you know that 1 in 5 families here in Ventura County will visit Food Share this year. These are your and our friends. We in Ventura County take care of our friends, that is what makes us great." We would like to thank all those who participated in making this event such a success.
All the radio station DJs at the Can-Tree Drive. From left to right: Matt "Doughboy" Florence - 103.3 The Vibe KVYB,
Dave Daniels - 100.7 KHAY,
Bill Michaels - 95.1
George Thompson, and
Alex G - 106.3 Spin FM (KRUZ)
See more engagement rings on George Thompson's Collection.