An Afflalo follow-up visit


A gesture of more than just giving back to his community, former UCLA basketball star Arron Afflalo will be at Compton Salvation Army today at 10 a.m. (736 E. Compton Blvd.) to help distribute boxes of food and personal care items in a program coordinated by the Feed The Children organization.
The Detroit Pistons guard and Compton native attended Centennial High (the CIF Player of the Year in 2003 and ’04) before becoming a UCLA All-American.
“Compton is where I grew up and I wanted to give back to my community, now that I am in a position to do so,” said Afflalo in a release sent out. “It will always be a priority to me to help people who need it and by partnering with groups like Feed The Children and The Salvation Army of Compton, I am able to do so.”
The Salvation Army of Compton is a Feed The Children partner agency and has pre-identified all 400 families who will each receive over $40,000 worth of food and personal care items. The Compton center opened in 1975 to serve the needs of families living in Compton, Carson, Lynwood and South Los Angeles.
“We are so grateful for Arron Afflalo and the Salvation Army,” said Larry Jones, president and founder of Feed The Children. “Families in California will receive food because of this generous gift of kindness.”


More info:
— Feed The Children (linked here)
— The Salvation Army of Southern California (linked here)

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