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NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 2, 2019 – The 2019 Bridge of Giving takes place this Sunday, November 3rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the old 49’er Bridge on the South Yuba River between Nevada City and North San Juan.
Says organizer Pamela Morey, “As you know the Food Bank was there for the community during the outages and is in greater need to stock up for the forth coming holidays. Its going to be a gorgeous day so it’s a great opportunity to enjoy our special area and support others as well.”
The event benefits the Food Bank of Nevada County, and the goal is to build a bridge of donated food spanning the width of the South Yuba River.
Some facts about the Food Bank of Nevada County:
For 33 years, our mission has been: “No one in Nevada County who is willing to reach out shall go hungry.”
HOW WE CONVERT YOUR DONATIONS INTO SERVICES
We obtain nutritious food items and distribute them to Nevada County residents in need.
MONTHLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION
We provide about 140 lbs of wholesome food to over 850 families.
CHILDREN’S NUTRITION PROGRAM
Throughout the school year we distribute 13,860 individual snacks to 258 classrooms, 28 local schools.
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
2,464 lunches are served in 5 locations for youngsters who would otherwise go without a mid-day meal all summer.
We purchase locally grown vegetables for our clients from nearby area farms during the winter months.PARTNERING WITH OTHER
We provide nutritional support to more than 30 local non-profits thereby extending our reach to 6,000 additional individuals.
We help feed those that are affected by recent power shut offs.