CAMERON PARK — Blue Shield of El Dorado Hills’ IT Shared Services division offered its community “Day of Giving” services to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. About 50 volunteers arrived at the Food Bank warehouse recently to sort and bag food for three hours, racking up more than 130 hours in volunteer services. In the days leading up to their “Day of Giving,” Blue Shield employees hosted a department-wide food drive bringing in 230 pounds of food for El Dorado County’s at-risk population.
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Food Bank Communications and Development Director Carey Fong said, “The energy and compassion shown by Blue Shield employees was both a refreshing and rewarding experience. Volunteers hustled and bustled to make the most of their time at the Food Bank and the end result was amazing. Blue Shield employees provided an invaluable service to our community while offering a team-building exercise that was evident in how well they communicated and worked together. We are honored to be chosen by Blue Shield of El Dorado Hills’ IT Shared Services division for its ‘Day of Giving’ and are excited to continue working with this group and many others at Blue Shield of El Dorado Hills in the near future.”
When asked about their experience at the Food Bank, David Bencomo, a Blue Shield of El Dorado Hills’ IT Shared Services employee, said, “It reminds us of how fortunate we are and it’s fulfilling to know that each of us can make a difference for our neighbors that might not be in the same situation.”
El Dorado County is a very giving community and we look forward to working with many more organizations throughout the year. If your business, family service organization, faith-based group, school group and more would like to help, call 530-621-9950 or e-mail [email protected] Together we can reach out to our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet.
Contributions can be mailed to the Food Bank of El Dorado County at 4550 Business Drive, Cameron Park, 95682, or donations can be made online at foodbankedc.org or by calling Carey Fong at 530-621-9950.