Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Food bank needs volunteer help

The holiday season is here — a wonderful time of the year that most people look forward to but it can be a time of sadness and depression for some who struggle to make ends meet. Many local residents are asking themselves right now, “How am I going to provide a holiday meal, gifts for my children and still pay the rent and bills at the end of the month?”

This year the Food Bank of El Dorado County is busy planning and working with the community to reach out to this population.

Mike Sproull of the food bank invites the community to help. Families, faith-based organizations, service clubs, youth groups and all other groups and individuals are welcomed to join the food banks’ efforts to achieve one common goal — reaching out to local folks who truly need help.

Food Bank Communications and Development Director Carey Fong urges everyone in El Dorado County to contact her at the food bank to see about working together this holiday season.

“The food bank will provide over 1,000 holiday food baskets for our at-risk population on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at our new building located at 4450 Business Drive in Cameron Park. Together we can make a difference,” said Fong.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is one of the most efficient and effective charities in El Dorado County. Aside from its ability to provide a five to one return for donor’s dollars, volunteers and community support are the main reasons for the food bank’s success.

Financial contributions can be mailed to the Food Bank of El Dorado County, 3291 B Coach Lane, Cameron Park, 95682 or online at foodbankedc.org or by calling Carey Fong at 530-621-9950.

For more information on volunteering contact the Food Bank of El Dorado County at 530-621-9950 or by e-mail at volunteer@foodbankedc.org. You can also follow the food bank on Facebook at facebook.com/foodbankedc.

Food Bank Of El Dorado County

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Discussion | 3 comments

  • Nathan FoltzDecember 09, 2013 - 7:29 am

    The Food Bank would get more help if Mike Sproull would go jump off a bridge

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  • kggDecember 09, 2013 - 9:19 am

    nathan wrote: "The Food Bank would get more help if Mike Sproull would go jump off a bridge." kgg writes: better yet - retire.

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  • Nathan FoltzDecember 10, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Better yet retire then jump off a brdge

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