San Marcos High School Girls Empowerment and AFJROTC invite the community to give back this holiday season with their 7th Annual Holiday Baskets food and clothing drive. Holiday Baskets is the largest holiday distribution of its kind in San Diego County, creating a warehouse-like “shopping” experience for local families in need who will be invited to fill their shopping carts with donated foods, clothing, blankets, toys, and more at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from Dec. 19 through 21.

Drop off donations in the decorated boxes at the San Marcos High School Counseling Office or Career Center from Monday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 4.

For more information contact School Counselor Lisa Stout at 760-290-2259 or

Top Priority Donations

New and unwrapped teen gifts: gift cards, school supplies, small electronics, bath and beauty kits, etc.

Dry goods: pasta, rice, beans, mixes, cereals, baby cereal, flour, sugar, etc.