Mayor Leonard Desiderio is joined by, from left, his daughter Carmela, his assistant Pattiann Ponichtera and gift wrapper Sis Borden at the 2018 Holiday Food and Toy Drive.

Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio’s 27th annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive will begin Thanksgiving weekend.

Donations of toys, non-perishable food items and gift cards for families in need will be collected at the following locations until Dec. 16: City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard; the Sea Isle City Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard; First Bank of Sea Isle City, 4301 Landis Avenue; Rick’s Breakfast House & Donuts, 6114 Landis Avenue; Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns & Deli, 4411 Landis Avenue; and Kix-McNutley’s Package Goods on 63rd Street.

Monetary donations are also welcomed (please make checks payable to “Mayor’s Toy and Food Drive”).

Gifts for older children are also greatly appreciated.

For more information, phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245, or email