Need jewelry repaired? Bring in some food

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is giving a 10 percent discount on all jewelry and watch repairs in exchange for a non-perishable item for the needy.

Customers have been coming in droves, bringing such items as soup cans, cereal and baby food to be donated to South County Outreach's food bank.

Since November the store has collected about 15 barrels holding 55 gallons worth on no-perishables.

The food drive has been so popular that store owners have decided to continue it well past the holidays and extended the repair discount indefinitely.

"People just bring in bags of food," said co-owner Jack Levenson. "A lot of folks bring in food and don't even care about the discount."

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, located in Heritage Hill Plaza at Lake Forest Drive and Trabuco Road, is a full-service jewelry store, selling fine and fashion jewelry.

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Contact the writer: 949-454-7307 or eritchie@ocregister.com