South Lake Tahoe Hunger Issues Addressed in Meeting and Food Distribution
The Food Bank of El Dorado County was in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday to accomplish two things: Distribute emergency food supplies to locals in need, and to hold a meeting with South Lake Tahoe agencies who assist people living with hunger.
In 2013, the El Dorado County Food Bank distributed 1.8 million pounds of food to county residents with a value of $3,000,000. The agency is not county funded and gets their food from donations, private donors, growers, businesses and the USDA.
In order to best address how many people in South Lake Tahoe need supplemental food supplies a survey is being distributed to the local population. The EDCFB will gather the data and look at it to be able to access community need and get a plan together to help hungry people. They will look at this data to see if there is a need for a food bank office and warehouse in town (their new warehouse is in Cameron Park)...