Once again the Nevada County community demonstrates how generous they are when it comes to helping those going through troubling times. A continuous stream of people dropping off turkeys, dried food, and cash donations funneled through the 15th Annual Food Bank of Nevada County and KNCO Canned Food and Turkey Drive in the Save Mart parking lot at the Fowler Center Wednesday. As a guest throughout the day on KNCO, Food Bank Executive Director Nicole McNeely shared she was thrilled so many people were helping.
Even following COVID protocols, volunteers were helping grab donations as people approached the booth manned by a Turkey and a Pig.
McNeely… nicknamed McSqueely for wearing the pig costume- says the Food Bank is helping more people this year as a result of COVID, and two populations stand out. One of the largest needs are children.
Another large population the food bank serves are the special needs community that are often isolated more now because of COVID.
McNeely also shared that for people who want to contribute to the food bank, but may not be in a position to donate money or food- paper bags are also a great need.
Community members were also very generous with cash, the day began with a 1000 dollar donation from a couple and the donations continued throughout the day with a number of large checks and cash dropped into the pink piggybank.
Save Mart, who graciously hosted the event, also donated 1000 dollars as part of a match for the Food Bank.