Empty Bowls Event a Success
More than 500 people came out to support Placer Food Bank’s recent Empty Bowls event which featured hand-crafted bowls from local artists and a simple pasta meal. The event, Placer Food Bank’s only annual fundraiser, raised nearly $26,000 to support food bank programs. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo, and to the many other businesses, restaurants and artists who generously sponsored and donated to the event.
Scouts Hold Food Collection to Benefit Placer Food Bank
The Boy Scouts of the Iron Horse District in Roseville and Granite Bay held their annual “Scouting for Food” Drive earlier this month. The scouts went door to door in area neighborhoods to collect much needed non-perishable and canned food items to fill Placer Food Bank’s shelves. The Scouts collected more than 6,000 pounds of food on behalf of the Food Bank!
Healthy Plates, Healthy Families
Thanks to a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente, Placer Food Bank’s Healthy Plates, Healthy Families program is on track to distribute an additional 100,000 pounds of free, fresh produce to our partner agencies this year. In addition, our team recently partnered with Kaiser nutrition specialists to train more than 40 representatives from our partner agencies on the MyPlate healthy eating guidelines.