Interfaith Food Ministries provides food to some 750 families each week in Western Nevada County. I-F-M accepts no federal, state or local government funds, and relies solely on cash and food donations from the public. Next Tuesday is their annual Postal Worker’s Food Drive and I-F-M President, Sue VanSon says they need to restock the shelves with non perishable foods to feed the growing numbers of hungry people.
“Right now, what I think we’re seeing is a whole group of people that have been thinking, ‘Oh, I can hang on for the next couple of years,’ and so they have, and now at the end of two years and the recession’s still going, there’s been a wave of people coming in and saying, ‘we just can’t hold on anymore and we need some help.”
Interfaith Food Ministry is asking people in the community to gather non perishable foods and place them in a box or bag by your mailbox by 9a.m. for pickup next Tuesday September 13th. Items in need include nutitional non-perishable foods, like breakfast cereals, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, pasta, tuna, soup, canned veggies and fruit, tomato sauce and ramen. Cash donations are also gladly accepted . Checks can be mailed to I.F.M. P.O.Box 1174, Grass Valley 95945. Anyone wishing to register to receive food can stop by the Interfaith Food Ministries Warehouse at 551 Whitting Street Mondays, Wednesdays or Friday’s between 10am and 1 pm.