Lake Wildwood First Community Food Drive a Huge Success!
The Lake Wildwood community delivered a whopping 6,000 lbs. (3 tons) of non-perishable food, primarily for our Children’s Summer Lunch Program, along with $2,600 in monetary donations and 5,000 Holiday Wow Points which convert to gift cards to be used to purchase additional perishable foods needed!
Thanks to the Lake Wildwood Association, GM Bryan Cox, and the entire team for help and support with our first Annual Community Food Drive –
from Communications, Parks & Rec, Public Works, all the Committees and Clubs within our community, and the close to 65 volunteers who helped in multiple ways. It took the village! The entire community supported this first Community Food Drive with your generous donations. I can’t thank you enough, nor can the many people in our community who are in need; especially our children.
It actually turned out to be a fun friendship-gathering at the drop-off locations as donors got to see volunteer friends they hadn’t seen in months and vice versa. And in the end it took the FBNC staff three full days to sort all the food donated!
Now that we have all the Summer Lunch Donations and food for our pantry, here’s how we can make certain all children in the community who need summer lunches can receive them:
Children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old need only go to the Penn Valley Library in the Wildwood shopping center or the Courtyards of Penn Valley Apartments near Ready Springs School beginning June 13.
Lunches will be delivered Monday through Friday at these locations.
Additionally, the Feeding American Program through Placer County, with whom FBNC has partnered, are providing every Friday “weekend food bags” that include two full days’ worth of weekend meals for each child. Help us get the word out! Thank you!
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