“We're hoping the community will offer donations to help us buy the required supplies and help us get this vital food to those who aren’t able afford it.” said Jesse Ramirez, founder of Valley View Community Food Bank. "Without it, we might not make it through the summer and thousands of needy families, elderly and children won't get the food they need." In order to reach their goal of 400,000 lbs of donated food needed, the food bank must try to raise $15,000 before the drive in May 9, 2015.
The food bank received approximately 3,000 lbs. of food or more in previous years, which helps support the community through the tough summer months when donations are at their lowest. The food collected from “Stamp Out Hunger” is packed by food bank volunteers and used within emergency food boxes that get distributed to the working poor, elderly, families, children and others in need.