Volunteering for Spring Break!
The Whitney Ranch community in Rocklin, in association with MERIT Property Management worked with United Way to plan a spring break activity for teens who live in the community. A group of teens and some parent and staff chaperones volunteered their time at United Way certified nonprofit partner Placer Food Bank.
Placer Food Bank is a vital link between food and the people who need it. The organization serves thousands of people through two primary channels: local food donors and their network of feeding agencies. From the largest community meal programs to the smallest grassroots food closets, the Placer Food Bank reaches people in need throughout Placer and surrounding counties.
The teens from Whitney Ranch helped put together back packs for weekend food distribution in school and even had the opportunity to “chill” in the giant walk-in refrigerator. The Back Pack Program meets the needs of hungry children by providing nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. Thank you to the teens, parents and staff from Whitney Ranch/MERIT Property Management for stepping up and pitching in to help. In addition, thank you to Placer Food Bank for being wonderful hosts for the volunteers and making it a fun day all about making a difference and learning what it means to give back.