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Food bank needs help during the holidays

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 of our neighbors 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, Food Bank of El Dorado County staff and volunteers are busy planning and working with the community to reach out to this struggling population.

Food bank founder Mike Sproull invites the community to  help others. Families, faith-based organizations, service clubs, youth groups and all other groups and individuals are welcomed to join the 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 express how everyone can work 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,” Fong said.

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 a donor’s dollar, volunteers and community support are the main reasons for the food bank’s success.

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

For more information on volunteering call (530) 621-9950 or e-mail volunteer@foodbankedc.org. Follow the food bank on Facebook at facebook.com/foodbankedc.

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Posted by on Nov 21 2013.
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