Red Nose Day contributes to Placer Food Bank with generous 10k grant to benefit school back pack program

Red Nose Day contributes to Placer Food Bank with generous 10k grant to benefit school back pack program

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ROSEVILLE, CA  ­–  Placer Food Bank is proud to share the news that Red Nose Day has awarded a generous grant in the amount of $10,000 to help the organization’s mission to fight childhood hunger in the communities of Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties.red Nose logo

“We’re excited to have Red Nose Day support Placer Food Bank as a grant recipient once again this year,” said Dave Martinez, Executive Director of Placer Food Bank. “It is generosity like this that helps the Placer Food Bank’s School Back Pack Program continue to thrive.” our Feed our Future and Mobile Pantry program can continue to grow and support food insecure youth and their families.”

The recent grant award from Red Nose Day will support Placer Food Bank’s Back Pack Program Nearly 18,000 children in Placer County alone suffer from food insecurity and are often uncertain where their next meal will come from. Five years ago, the Placer Food Bank launched its local back pack program which is part of the organization’s rapidly growing Feed Our Future Program.

The $10,000 grant award from Red Nose Day will assist Placer Food Bank in providing thousands of area school children with healthy foods to take home before the weekends and holiday breaks to fill the gap when school lunches are not available on a daily basis.

About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) American public charity. Funds raised go to the Red Nose Day Fund and last year benefited children in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally through programs to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. Comic Relief Inc. in the US and Comic Relief UK are independent sister organizations that are joined by their shared vision of a just world, free from poverty and the mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.

About Placer Food Bank

Placer Food Bank is the leader hunger relief charity in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties.  The organization serves as the primary food collection and distribution center for hunger relief efforts in the area distributing fresh and non-perishable food to the hungry through a network of local charitable organizations located within the three nearby counties. Placer Food Bank is the only local hunger relief organization, and just one of 210 food banks nationwide, to be a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Placer Food Bank is also a proud member of the California Association of Food Banks.

While Placer Food Bank has distribution sites in numerous areas, the organization is headquartered at 8284 Industrial Avenue in Roseville, 95678 and can be reached at (916) 783-0481 or online at www.placerfoodbank.org where you can learn more about hunger statistics in our area through their various resources and those provided through Feeding America.