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Nevada County Food Bank to Stop Distribution in North San Juan

The Food Bank of Nevada County is suspending their food delivery to North San Juan after ongoing harassment by a small group of recipients and threats of violence. Food Bank Executive Director Toni Thompson says the monthly distribution of food to approximately 150 – 200 families on the San Juan Ridge can no longer take place in safe conditions. She says she has to consider the safety of her staff.

click here to listen to Toni Thompson

Thompson says other staff members have been threatened with bodily harm and nobody wants to go up there anymore.

click here to listen to Toni Thompson
Recognizing the actions of a few should not punish a large population, Thompson and her team are working on several options to get food to needy families in the area. Some food will be made available at the Family Resource Center and other North San Juan residents who receive food will be encouraged to go to Grass Valley to pick there food up where workers can exercise more safety precautions.

click here to listen to Toni Thompson

Carpools and the possibility to pick up food for neighbors at the Grass Valley food distribution are being considered.  Thompson also says  the Food Bank will reach out to the North San Juan Family Resource Center hoping to help them expand their food pantry.

Thompson says “It’s sad that a few rotten apples spoil it for everyone. Our job is to feed the hungry, but receiving food from the Food Bank is a privilege, not a right,”


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