LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- We are up for the challenge again! Acorn Paper Products Co. one of the largest independent paper and packaging companies in the Western United States, challenges all of its customers this holiday season to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate for a second year. "We are so excited to support our community again. We are a family owned business that has many ties to charities and foundations around the city, so this time of year is very important to us. Our first year was such a success, and we look forward to donating even more than we did last year," states Acorn Paper Products CEO, David Weissberg. In a joint effort by Acorn Paper Products' employees, customers and the Los Angeles community came together to donate approximately 676 pounds of canned food and over 16 boxes of toys in 2013. "We consider our customers and the community to be a part of our family and we have a responsibility to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in that community." The first in the series of two challenges will be to collect at least 400lbs of canned food to be donated to the LA Regional Food Bank, and the second part of the challenge is to fill at least 10 boxes of toys to donate to Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center. The organization who fills up the highest number of boxes will win a lunch party for up to 40 people. "Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center is grateful for the generosity of those who participate in Acorn Paper Products' 2016 Holiday Challenge," states Kenneth G. Massey, vice president of Development at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. "Despite the improved economy, Los Angeles County has more people experiencing food insecurity than any other county in the United States," said Michael Flood, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. "Food drives provide a great opportunity for everyone to take action and make a difference in the lives of those in need." About Acorn Paper Products Company Founded in 1946, Acorn Paper Products Company is one of the largest independent, family-owned paper and packaging companies in the Western United States. Offering a full range of stock & custom packaging solutions, including 5 specialty product divisions: Wine Packaging, Janitorial & Sanitation Products, Agricultural Packaging, Food Packaging and Creative Services. Privately held and headquartered for four generations in Los Angeles, Acorn Paper employs over 350 employees and has over 500,000 sq. ft of manufacturing and warehouse space in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Vernon, and Napa Valley, CA. For more information, please visit www.acorn-paper.com.