Grass Valley, California (PressExposure) December 17, 2009 -- In 2008 the United Nations announced that one billion people would go hungry across the globe in 2009. This is the first time in human history that the numbers of hungry people in the world have reached such a shocking landmark.
While hearing that people all over the world are going hungry this year may seem pretty far away as we sit down to dinner in Nevada County, the truth is that compared to one year ago The Food Bank of Nevada County has had a 61% increase in clients that it is providing food to. Emergency food requests have doubled; emergency food is now dispensed at four local churches; the amount of daily nutritious snacks provided to school children is up by 33% and twice as many eligible students are still being denied; nutritious summertime lunches for hungry youngsters went up by 50% this past summer and many eligible children were excluded due to lack of resources.
Hunger is on the rise in Nevada County, but our local food bank is striving to meet the challenges and will continue to make strive to provide services and food despite state budget cuts thanks to the continued support of our community.
We live in an area truly blessed by nature's beauty and quality of life. No one in our community should go hungry!
You can help by donating money or food. Your donations are tax deductible and stay right here in Nevada County to benefit our community.
You can donate the following items that are always needed: 100% fruit juice Canned fruit Dried beans Canned tomato products Enriched rice Powdered milk Canned fish and meat Enriched pasta Peanut butter in plastic containers
Feel free to stop by our office at 944 Mc Courtney Rd. Ste D (Brighton Greens Office Complex) in Grass Valley and deposit your donations in the donation bin in our lobby or office interior, you may also contact the food bank directly.