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Interfaith Progressing Toward Grocery Goal

Interfaith Food Ministries is on pace to meet their goal of raising 75-hundred dollars through a grocery store program. It’s the ‘Independence From Hunger’ program, and for five dollars, Grocery Outlet gives the money to Interfaith, but also give the customer a five dollar coupon to shop in the store, so it comes out even for the customer, and helps I-F-M at the same time. Kate LaFerriere with Interfaith says it’s a great program to keep their shelves stocked, especially during the summer months…

Listen to Kate LaFerriere 1

That translates to about one in seven families in Nevada County that are food insecure. LaFerriere says these are not people sitting at home that come in once a month looking for a handout…

Listen to Kate LaFerriere 2

Two-thirds of the way through the month, I-F-M and Grocery Outlet have raised five-thousand dollars, and also sold 482 pre-packaged bags of food. The program runs through July 31.

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