2012 Holiday Military Food Drive a success

Deana Carter Ingalls of Rancho Santa Fe has successfully organized and collected holiday donations for San Diego’s military. Colonel Jack Kelly, USMC, Ret. said “Because of her diligent efforts, the Marine & Navy Corpsmen at Camp Pendleton received $5,000 in matching donations of $2,500 each from the Nice Guys of San Diego and Mark Scudder of the Marjorie Mosher Schmidt Foundation. Deana really makes it happen for our recruits every year and we are proud to partner with her.”

The Marine Core Recruit Depot (MCRD) also received donations for the more than 6,000 military recruits, who come in over the summer months and are stationed here for the holidays. Some of the donations they received included $1,600 in Chili’s Restaurant gift cards; $1,200 of grocery store gift cards; two truckloads of food; 50 frozen turkeys; and 10 complete Thanksgiving meals. These donations are given by approximately 20 local businesses and individuals that include, Rancho Santa Fe Insurance; Sara Compton at Inc. Legal; Private Banker in Rancho Santa Fe; Prestige Properties; Bistro ‘067; Rancho Santa Fe Securities; ISN Network; Henny and Sandra den Uijil; Henderson, Caverly; USAopoly; Shane Hunter and Hunter, Gillman, Clark; JonesDay; GSLevine; Prometheus Labs; Torrey Pines Bank in UTC; J. Douglass Jennings Law; Managed Solution; Satori World Medical; Regents Bank Downtown; Best, Best and Krieger; Siegel, Moreno and Stettler; and BAE Systems. This is the 10th year Carter Ingalls has brought holiday cheer to San Diego’s military. The Holiday Food Drive is one of many charity events she runs each year throughout the county.

To learn more and make a difference for U.S. service men and women, please call Deana Carter Ingalls at 858-756-1566.