PRIDE Industries employees help Placer Food Bank with Backpack Program
On Saturday, November 10th, 14 volunteers made up of PRIDE Industries employees and their families volunteered their time at United Way certified nonprofit partner Placer Food Bank. The group arrived motivated to help tackle some of the problems with hunger in Placer County.
In 2012 alone, Placer Food Bank has distributed 5.9 million pounds of food, including the Back Pack Program, which helps meet the needs of hungry children by providing them easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations. Together, the volunteers from PRIDE re-packaged more than 2,400 meals for distribution at three Placer County elementary schools. The program provides food that is child-friendly, non-perishable, and easily consumed. Children from local elementary schools are given a “backpack,” a gallon size bag, containing two microwaveable meals, two juice boxes, two cereal boxes, a fruit cup, and two shelf stable milks. The Backpack Program currently provides 615 school age children with meals each week.
Thank you to PRIDE Industries (also a United Way certified nonprofit partner) for stepping up and pitching in to help certified nonprofit partner Placer Food Bank. Thank you to employees of Placer Food Bank for being wonderful hosts for the volunteers and making it a fun day all about making a difference and growing together as a team.