People are invited to help low-income families this holiday season by donating toys to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Low-income Alameda residents who need holiday toys for children age 16 and under can also sign up at the Alameda Food Bank through Dec. 14. For information, visit Alamedafoodbank.org or call 510-523-5850.

Toy collection boxes are at all Alameda public schools; all Alameda fire stations; the Alameda Police Department, City Hall; the Alameda Free Library; Bank of Alameda; Mariner Square Athletic Club; Tucker's Ice Cream; Coffee & Tea Traders; all Edward Jones offices; Toy Safari and other locations throughout the city.

Toys will be distributed Dec. 20.

For information, call Jim Franz at 510-747-6883 or e-mail jfranz@alamedaca.gov.