Walmart awards $50,000 grant to Placer Food Bank to expand outreach into El Dorado County

Walmart awards $50,000 grant to Placer Food Bank to expand outreach into El Dorado County

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ROSEVILLE, CA  ­–  Placer Food Bank is once again proud to announce that Walmart has continued to support their hunger relief effort in the form of a generous grant award of $50,000. This grant supports the expansion of Placer Food Bank’s transportation and delivery into the areas of El Dorado County to serve partner agencies with resources through Placer Food Bank’s partnership with Feeding America.

“We are extremely grateful to have Walmart continue to support our organization in such a generous way. It is partnerships like this that allow us to continue our fight against hunger in our region,” said Dave Martinez, Executive Director of Placer Food Bank. “Due to Walmart’s generosity, our organization can continue to grow and support food insecure youth and their families. Not only here in Placer and Nevada County but also into El Dorado County where we are working closely with Feeding America.”

The recent grant award from Walmart will support Placer Food Bank’s transport efforts in the way of funding a refrigerated delivery van that will be utilized to expand our outreach into El Dorado County. The addition of this specialized vehicle to serve this area will improve both travel and labor efficiency of Placer Food Bank’s staff and volunteers on a daily basis and present the ability to serve the El Dorado County communities by engaging local agencies in the procurement and delivery of local donated and purchased foods to serve the hunger insecure population.

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 American, 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.

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