Big Rick Stuart
Urgent Volunteer Appeal to Help Tens of Thousands in Need of Food
Updated: May 9, 2021
The Redwood Empire Food Bank urgently needs more volunteers in order to keep feeding families.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank which continues to see increases in the need for food. In fact, last month, volunteers distributed the equivalent of more than 1.5 million meals. At the same time, other individuals are moving toward a more "normal" day-to-day, which means they no longer have the time to put toward volunteering.
"What we realized within days of the initiation of the lockdown was that people have very little to live on and food insecurity is right around the corner," said David Goodman, CEO, Redwood Empire Food Bank. "We've had dramatic growth of individuals seeking food assistance. And if you're wondering if that growth will taper, well, we just had our largest month ever."
For more information on volunteer opportunities and to register, please visit refb.org