Join River City Food Bank In Planting Their Edible Landscape
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 2, 2011
WHAT: The River City Food Bank is hosting a “Tilling and Tithing” day at their new location to garner community support in planting tomatoes and other seedlings to grow for their clients. Experienced gardeners and newbie volunteers alike will join together to plant rows upon rows of produce to be harvested to feed the hungry. This day will also mark the completion of artist, Kerri Warners, mosaic mural on the building.
In addition, the first thirty volunteers to arrive will get to take home a tomato bush to plant in their own edible garden!
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012- 9am-2pm
WHERE: Volunteers will meet at River City Food Bank’s new building at 1800 28th Street in Sacramento.
WHO: “Tilling and Tithing” will bring together volunteers from all over the region to contribute to planting River City Food Bank’s edible garden.
People in the Sacramento region who are not interested in gardening or who cannot attend “Tilling and Tithing” can contribute by simply donating $25, $50 or more to the food bank. It is important to remember that hunger never takes a vacation and often the summer time is the busiest time of the year for the food bank.
BENEFITING: Last year, Growing Circle brought in over 51,180 lbs. of fresh produce. With need up by more than 10% (and still rising) the food bank hopes to receive 57,000 lbs. this year. In thanks, volunteers who grow and donate more than 10 lbs. of produce will receive a special “Growing Circle” t-shirt. When volunteers wear it, the food bank hopes they’ll be reminded of the gratitude of the families who are fed by River City Food Bank.
River City Food Bank is the only Sacramento-area food bank open every weekday to anyone experiencing hunger, from anywhere in Sacramento County. River City Food Bank offers nutritionally-balanced 3-day emergency food as well as shelter assistance and compassion.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information about River City Food Bank, please visit www.rivercityfoodbank.com. Media can contact Elise Crispen at 916-442-1394 (o) or 619-857-8212 (c).