By Ashlyn Rhodes
The race is on for the Interfaith Food Ministry. For two months, any donations received by the group that provides food to families in Nevada County will be doubled. Five donors have agreed to match donations for March and April, up to $30 thousand, which could mean a a total of $60 thousand donated. Executive Director Sue Van Son says now is the time to donate, whether you’re a regular contributor or have never given before.
Interfaith serves over 500 thousand families and individuals in Nevada County from their new location in downtown Grass Valley.
Anyone looking to sign up with Interfaith only has to provide proof of residency in Nevada County and a Social Security Card for each family member. Van Son says Interfaith works with people to make sure everyone gets fed, including helping locate or request duplicate Social Security Cards.
Interfaith doesn’t receive any government funding and is sustained almost completely through donations from the community. Money donations help the group make purchases when food donations are low. Van Son says now is an important time to donate because winter is rough for the group.
You can find out more about Interfaith or make a donation online by going to their website interfaithfoodministry.org. Click the “Double My Donation” button to make sure your donation makes it into the doubling campaign. You can also mail a check donation to their new address, 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley.