Thank you to everyone who donated food items Tuesday night at the meeting! We collected 116 pounds of food!
Mark and I met with Jim Croteau, the Interim Chief Executive Officer and delivered the food.
Afterwards Jim gave us a tour of the facility.
It is a huge warehouse with coolers and freezers!
BRRRRRRR! It is -4 degrees in here! Grocery stores freeze their meat before its sell by date and then donated the items to 2nd Harvest.
2nd Harvest has to fundraise $1.7 million dollars to be able to distribute 1 million pounds a food a year. The food goes to faith based food clinic and other social programs.
They provide 700 backpacks of food weekly for children. These bags of food cost $5.40 per child and are distributed to children who have been identified by their teachers as not having enough food during the weekends.
They also provide backpacks of food for senior citizens. Sadly, they had to stop because they did not have enough money to buy the food to fill the packs. Luckily some churches stepped in and raised $40,000 to provide meals.
Their website is www.fightinghunger.org.
Mark and I are hoping people will join us in 2016 and volunteer to sort and pack food one morning.