Address numbers painted on curbs provide a quick and easy way for emergency responders, delivery services, and others to locate properties. Curb numbers need to be repainted every few years to ensure that they remain visible and legible.
Temple City has authorized Canning Hunger, a local nonprofit organization, to repaint the curb addresses throughout the city as a fundraiser and public service. Temple City is not paying Canning Hunger to perform this service; the organization will solicit donations from residents, but donations are not required.
Canning Hunger will be painting all curb addresses in the City over the next few months starting in mid-October. A door hanger will be placed on your door 2-3 days before your curb is painted. After the painting is completed, a Canning Hunger representative will come to your door to solicit a donation. Please remember that all donations are voluntary and you are under no obligation to donate. If you choose to make a donation, you may donate any amount.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Avery in the Community Development Department at 626-285-2171 ext. 4316.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn't the City painting its own curb addresses?
Painting all of the curb addresses citywide would cost the City about $230,000. The City does not have the funds or resources available at this time to undertake such a costly effort. Nonprofit organizations can paint the curb addresses at a significantly lower cost because they rely upon volunteer labor.
What is Canning Hunger?
Canning Hunger is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Southern California that provides a variety of services to homeless and needy families. More information is available on their web site at www.canninghunger.org. Temple City is allowing Canning Hunger to provide this service, but does not endorse or otherwise support the organization.
Can I opt out of having my address painted?
No. The City has requested that Canning Hunger paint all addresses in the City. This ensures that all addresses are consistent and are readily visible and legible.
Can I request a flag or other decoration to be included with my address?
No. The City has requested that Canning Hunger paint address numbers only and not paint flags or other decorations. This ensures that all addresses are consistent and legible. All addresses will consist of black numbers on a reflective white background.
Why am I being asked to make a donation?
Canning Hunger is one of several nonprofit organizations that use curb address painting as a fundraising activity. Voluntary donations are a way to show appreciation for the curb painting service they provide.
Is the donation mandatory? Is there a minimum donation amount?
No. Donations are entirely voluntary and are not required. If you choose to make a donation, you may make a donation of any amount. Further, you are not required to give money to the Canning Hunger representative at your door. The representative can tell you how to mail a check or donate with a credit card on the Canning Hunger web site.
How do I know the person at my door is from Canning Hunger?
All Canning Hunger representatives are required to carry identification as well as a copy of the City permit. They will show you these documents upon request.
Who do I contact if I have a complaint about the painting?
To report any issues with the painting or solicitation, please call Canning Hunger at 888-354-3663. They will promptly respond to any problems. If you are not satisfied with Canning Hunger's response, please contact Ashley Avery in the Community Development Department at 626-285-2171 ext. 4316.