Thursday, December 26, 2013

El Dorado County’s Food Bank Goes Big For The Holidays!

For 14 years the Food Bank of El Dorado County has provided all the fixings for a Christmas dinner to our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet.

This year being no different, well over 1,000 families attended the giant outreach at the Food Bank’s new community outreach building in Cameron Park. Just 13 days after completion of the project, your local Food Bank has been successful in quickly setting up and doing what they do best: providing efficient and effective food assistance to our local at-risk population who need it most.

The Food Bank also partnered with the El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition, California Health and Wellness and a representative from the El Dorado County Human Services to provide educational support that this group could take advantage of. A resident leading the distribution was in tears, “A holiday meal, someone to help with translating the current health insurance changes and people who care-I am blessed to live in El Dorado County.”

Over 300 community volunteers assisted in organizing the event and helping distribute food to the community from businesses, social clubs, faith based organizations and more made this event successful as a result of the whole community coming together. The El Dorado County Sheriff Department’s STAR Volunteer program was key in delivering food to home bound residents who would otherwise go without due to their medical conditions.

Carey Fong, the Food Bank’s new Communications & Development Director said “This is the first time I have been involved with this Holiday Outreach at the Food Bank; it was amazing to see our community volunteers unite and help our most at-risk population right here in El Dorado County.”

Remember local hunger has no season. You can work with your Food Bank on a regular basis! Contact them today and get involved with El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity.

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 our 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, CA, 95682 or online at or by calling Carey Fong at 530-621-9950.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Food Bank of El Dorado County at (530) 621-9950 or by email at You can also follow them on Facebook at

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of  the Food Bank of El Dorado County.

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