Why Give to River City Food Bank Over the Holidays?

Why Give to River City Food Bank Over the Holidays?
November 30, 2012 Betsy Stone

Caring people have been behind the mission of our feisty little food closet since our founding in 1968. Today, your support — through volunteering and donating — continues to be the driving force behind what we do.

There’s no way to get around the stark fact that we really need the extra boost of holiday spirit to keep funding our health- and life-giving emergency food program, especially when demand spikes during the months of November and December. So we hope when you are counting your blessings that you will share with others in need.

We are blessed to have become a part of many of our donors’ lives, even a part of who they are. We feel fortunate when we meet or hear from those of you give. Kind, compassionate, helpful, generous… these are just a few of the adjectives that describe you.

When Stefanie Cruz of Fox 40 decided to participate in the Cal Fresh Food Challenge, she said an amazing thing about why: “This is a matter of trying to understand the challenge facing the people who we call our neighbors and even our friends.”

So we’ll add the adjective “empathetic” for people like Stefanie who get involved because they realize the people in need in our community aren’t “others.” They are people, many like us, who are really struggling.

Why give to River City Food Bank over the holidays? Because there is great need. Because that need is right here in our city. And because you’re YOU: a caring person who notices and does something about it.

We can’t say thank you enough for making the mission of River City Food Bank possible.