The Western Sierra Food Bank needs funding, this year has been a tough year for lots of folks, young and old and the Food Bank has been a Godsend for many. They need to replenish funds and food for the Food Closet and if you can help with donations of non perishable food or money please contact the Western Sierra Food Bank at POB 286, Downieville, CA 95936.
It will soon be Thanksgiving and Christmas so the volunteers for Western Sierra Food Bank would like everyone to know that we have donation boxes for food at Western Sierra Medical Clinic and at the Sierra Country Store in Sierra City. We accept such food as canned fruit and vegetables, canned soups, tomato sauce, beans, pasta or other non-perishable foods.
You may have noticed that at Sierra Country Store, Downieville Grocery and Downieville Food Mart at the gas station there are blue reusable Western Sierra Food Bank grocery bags. You have an opportunity to make a $3.00 donation for one of these bags to use for shopping. If you like, you can carry donated foods to the food donation boxes in one or more of these bags and then reuse the bags for shopping for yourself.
We do appreciate all of our communities’ continued help with the Food Bank. We also accept money donations which we use to purchase foods with the help of our local grocery stores. Money donations can be made in cash or checks. Checks should be made out to “Western Sierra Food Bank”. These donations can be delivered or sent to Western Sierra Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 286, Downieville, CA 95936.
Once again, on behalf of all the volunteers for the Food Bank, who include those that collect the food, put the food in bags and those that deliver the bags to the communities, we thank everyone for their generosity.
Sincerely, Bette Jo Lang
Western Sierra Food Bank