Our North State Food Bank just got a major upgrade thanks to the CalRecycle grant and our partnership with the Jesus Center. A portion of the grant went towards installing a massive walk-in refrigerator and freezer system at the North State Food Bank. The ability to safely store more perishable foods will allow us to help families struggling with food insecurity to have fresh and healthy meals. This expansion of our perishable foods storage capacity also means we have a need for community support and donations to fill this new refrigerator and freezer with food! The crew has been working hard to get it all built and ready - check out the progress in this time-lapse video below...
With a footprint of 60’x20’ and a height of 16', the total storage capacity is 19,200 cubic feet! Imagine how many families we can give nutritional support to with that kind of storage space. With over 50,000 people displaced due to the Camp Fire we know that the need will be greater than ever and we are poised to meet the challenge, but we need help. Your financial donations and donations of food will help us fill this urgent need in our community.
Shelf Stable food items for CAMP FIRE relief can be donated directly to our North State Food Bank at 2640 S. 5th Avenue, Unit #8 in Oroville, CA weekdays from 12pm-4pm OR by appointment as needed.
Give Thanks by Giving Back
The holiday season is upon us, and we want you to know how thankful we are for your continued support of our programs. When you support the Community Action Agency’s North State Food Bank, you can be confident that the dollars you give are leveraged into services that truly meet the needs of those living at or below the poverty line. As we approach days that are full of feasting, we ask you to remember those who might be going hungry this holiday season. With so many families displaced by the Camp Fire the need for your support is greater than ever. Donations of food, volunteer hours and especially financial donations will help us provide some relief to the thousands of people that may need help this holiday season.
Working Families are Struggling
There is a common misconception that those who struggle with food insecurity are unemployed and just need to work harder to go find a job. In actuality, half of those living in poverty hold jobs and work hard to make ends meet. You might be surprised to learn that less than 15% of those in poverty are receiving welfare. How do impoverished people in Northern California survive if not through welfare or unemployment? The federal poverty level (FPL) for a family of four this year is $25,100. Imagine someone earning minimum wage at $11.00 per hour in support of a family of four. Before taxes that’s $1,906 per month. It is eye-opening that 20% of our neighbors are existing at or below that level.
Can you imagine the possibility of your family having less than $2000 each month for housing, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare and childcare?
So how do they do it? They do it by denying themselves. They deny themselves the things that the rest of us take for granted. They live on the brink. They are the reason we need your ongoing support. Click Here to Donate.
For every dollar you donate, 90 cents of it goes directly to buying food for families. We keep our operating costs as low as possible to make sure we are passing on the impact of your donations directly to the community.
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If you have questions or need more information, call Community Action Agency of Butte County at 530-712-2600, Option 3 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your gratefully received contributions to the North State Food Bank are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Tax ID#94-1640546.