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  • Food Bank of El Dorado County Food Bank of El Dorado County

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(38.69556,-120.82674)
 

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Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive services in collaboration with other hunger-response agencies that will help transform the lives of people in need by:

* Providing nutritious foods
* Advocating for and participating in various programs, including nutrition education, which will promote self-sufficiency
* Educating the general public on local hunger, its causes and consequences

Description

The Food Bank of El Dorado County was established in 2000 by founder Mike Sproull and a handful of compassionate community activists. El Dorado County was one of a few counties in California that did not contain a full service food bank. From a grassroots humble beginning, teamed with the community, the Food Bank is now the largest collaborative charity in El Dorado County. The Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women’s shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, underprivileged youth programs, youth shelters, soup kitchens, maternity homes and more.

In 2009 alone; our volunteers, financial supporters, product donors, and charity network made it possible for us to distribute over $2.5 million of food for the hungry of El Dorado County.

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http://www.foodbankedc.org

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