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Food Distributions

Fresno County, CA is one of the top two Metropolitan Statistical Areas for food hardship in the nation (2012). In partnership with Community Food Bank of Fresno County, we've helped distribute emergency food relief to local communities, as well as form connections with other nonprofits and churches in the area to provide large-scale Community BBQ & Kids' Day events.

Drought Relief Emergency Food Distribution:

Friday, July 16, 2010 -- Coalinga, CA

Location: Swim Club Parking Lot, 1201 Falcon Lane, Coalinga

Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Background: Many people living on the west side of Fresno County have been economically impacted by the water crisis. Governor Schwarzenegger recently declared Fresno County as a disaster area in the state of California due to the drought that has been occurring for over three years. Since July of 2009, Community Food Bank has been distributing approximately 2 million pounds of food a month in emergency aid to hunger-stricken rural communities in west Fresno County. All volunteers were required to complete and sign a Volunteer Information Sheet before beginning any volunteer activities. Youth (under the age of 18) were also required to turn in a signed Parental Consent Form.

Volunteers assisted with the following jobs (training for these positions was provided on-site):

• Distributing food to clients: loading vehicles with pre-packaged boxes of food

• Loading fresh produce into bags and distributing it to the clients

• Registering Clients (must be bilingual)

• Handing out water to volunteers and staff

• Directing the flow of cars through the food acquisition system

• Miscellaneous tasks as assigned

• For more information about the Drought Relief Food Distributions, click HERE.

Essential Services Health Fair & Food Distribution:

Saturday, July 17, 2010 -- Kerman, CA

Location: Kerckhoff Park (Corner of E. St. and 4th St.), Kerman, CA 93630

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Background: This event was presented by Community Food Bank in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Fresno County Economic Opportunity Commission. This was a FREE event for the community involving food demonstrations, health screenings, informational booths, and a food distribution.

Volunteers assisted with the following jobs (training for these positions was provided on-site):

• Distributing produce, bulk food, and some meal boxes to clients

• Help clients carry the food to their vehicles

• Registering Clients (must be bilingual)

• Miscellaneous tasks as assigned

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