Starting with a goal of providing emergency food assistance to El Dorado County as a whole, the staff at the Food Bank knew they were dealing with a county that was very rural and remote.
Unlike an urban setting where the population is denser and individuals can go to a food pantry at a local church by driving or riding the bus, the rural setting in El Dorado County creates a logistical challenge. After some research and careful consideration, the Food Bank designed and produced a new Mobile Food Pantry. Simply put, if our neighbors can’t go to the local church, then the Food Bank will take it to the rural community in which they live. This is rural outreach at its finest!
The Food Bank’s rural outreach is currently visiting rural sites in communities throughout El Dorado County, including: Placerville, Pollock Pines, Somerset, Georgetown, Grizzly Flats, and even all the way to South Lake Tahoe. The Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry provides emergency food assistance to thousands of El Dorado County’s most at-risk residents.
Another positive attribute of the Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry is that it is entirely operated by community volunteers, including: local businesses, service clubs, faith-based organizations, and compassionate community volunteers who enjoy helping their neighbors who struggle to make ends meet.
Whether you are seeking food assistance or you are interested in volunteering at the Mobile Food Pantry, contact the Food Bank of El Dorado County for more information. Call us at 530-621-9950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.