Store asks locals to help out community |

Store asks locals to help out community

Grass Valley’s Grocery Outlet store owners are asking the community to help identify families who need assistance buying food.

One family per month will be given a $100 gift card to be used in the discount store, said owner Lori Bascom. Donation canisters have been set up at each register and Bascom has sent letters to area schools asking people to nominate needy families.

“We’re trying to hit closer to individual families. We thought this would be more one on one and personal,” said Bascom, who owns the store with her husband, Tim.

At Christmas, the Bascoms gave $100 gift cards and blankets to two families in need.

Bascom said as long as the community shows support for the project, the store will try to keep it going indefinitely.

Food and cash donations are being accepted. Written nominations should be no longer than 50 words and include the family’s name, phone number and/or address.

For more information, call 477-6961 or drop by the store located at 616 Sutton Way.


To contact Staff Writer Laura Brown, e-mail laurab@theunion .com or call 477-4231.

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