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The Food Bank of Nevada County is a nonprofit food assistance agency providing food distribution and nutrition education to hungry individuals and families.

Local citizens can fight hunger by donating or volunteering. Community members are encouraged to organize a drive with friends and family at their places of business, school or congregation any time of the year.

The drive will have a direct impact on the people in need in our community.

There are a number of seasonal food and fund drives to participate in, or individuals can run a drive any time of the year. According to the Food Bank, hunger is a reality for one out of every six Americans. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. Those affected by hunger are all around us.

For information on donating or volunteering, call the Food Bank at (530) 272-3796.

E-waste fundraiser scheduled for Chicago Park School

Chicago Park School is having an e-waste collection fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26.

Electronic waste may be dropped off free of charge. Chicago Park School is located at 15725 Mt. Olive Road in Grass Valley.

For information, contact Rachel Woodward at (530) 274-7854.

Seder slated for Jan. 26

Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center (NCJCC) is hosting a special Tu B’shvat Seder at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. This event will be a dessert potluck.

It will be hosted at the NCJCC, located at 506 Walsh St. in Grass Valley.

Tu B’shvat is the Jewish New Year for trees and is also known as the birthday of trees.

On this day, Jews eat foods that come from trees, such as fruit and nuts. It is also customary to eat food that is found in Israel, such as olives, figs, dates, raisins, grapes, almonds, pomegranates, carob and honey. The holiday is often celebrated by donating money to the Jewish National Fund, an organization that plants trees in Israel. In modern times, this holiday has been connected to environmental awareness.

Admission to the seder is free; however, reservations are required as limited space is available. Please bring your favorite dessert to share at this potluck-style seder.

For reservations, please call (530) 346-2925. Please be sure to leave your name and phone number so that we may contact you if necessary.



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The Union Updated Sep 1, 2013 09:49AM Published Jan 18, 2013 05:28PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.