By Shawn Kramer
It was a remarkable holiday season for us this past year and thanks to your generosity we were able to increase our combined holiday distributions by 23 percent in 2012. More than 13,000 people were served by the Food Bank of Yolo County during this time, with 130 volunteers logging 811 hours.
107,308 pounds of food were distributed and we couldn’t have done it without your help.
We want to thank you for thinking of us when giving; every dollar you donated translated into $17 worth of food, at retail. This is significant to our partner agencies that pick up food from our warehouse to serve to their clientele, and to the individuals and families that we support through our own direct distribution programs.
In 2012, the Food Bank distributed 3 million pounds of food, with 734,000 pounds being fresh produce! This is was due in large part to the generous fruit and vegetable donations we received and the creation of a new program, the Kid’s Farmers Market. We are pleased to offer fresh produce to school-aged children, not only to supplement their needs, but to inspire healthy eating habits.
It is very telling about a community that is so giving, so generous, and big-hearted. We deeply appreciate all that you have done for us over the years in helping to support our work.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the Food Bank; monetary and food donors, volunteers, and community supporters.
We look forward to our continued collaboration with you as we engage in our mission to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County.
The Food Bank of Yolo County
— Shawn Kramer is the Community Relations Manager for the Food Bank