State Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D- Marina del Rey) is asking her constituents of the 28th Senate District to devote a few hours to their community by participating in local food and blood drives in recognition of the victims of 9/11.

Oropeza, author of a state resolution to recognize the nation’s loss on Sept. 11, 2001, asks residents each year to perform community service as a way to foster stronger bonds with families, friends and neighbors.

This effort is in partnership with the Foodbank of California.

Non-perishable foods can be donated at local fire stations in the following communities through Monday, Sept. 13. Drop-off times are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Fire Station

4433 Admiralty Way

Mar Vista

Mar Vista/Del Rey Fire Station

11970 Venice Blvd.

Playa Vista

Playa Vista Fire Station

5451 Playa Vista Drive


Venice Fire Station

1930 Shell Ave.


LAX area Fire Station

6911 World Way West

Westchester Fire Station

8900 South Emerson Ave.