Pacific Fuel and Electrical Firm (PG&E) is helping the California Affiliation of Meals Banks to determine the California Meals Financial institution Speedy Response Fund with a $150,000 charitable contribution. By way of the Speedy Response Fund, the Affiliation will present vital funding for meals banks to extend their capability to buy meals and provides, and to complement their staffing wants via the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies.
The Speedy Response Fund will distribute funding to 40 meals banks serving all 58 California counties, with 34 positioned in PG&E’s service space. Prospects in want of help can discover a meals financial institution near them by looking their zip code right here: http://www.cafoodbanks.org/find-food-assistance or by calling their native 211 quantity or the statewide hotline at (833) 544-2374.
“Food banks are a vital resource in every community, working throughout the year to ensure that no one goes hungry. During this current crisis, food banks are at the forefront providing an unprecedented amount of food to millions of Californians,” defined Stacia Levenfeld, Chief Government Officer of the California Affiliation of Meals Banks. “Thank you to PG&E for this inaugural donation to the California Food Bank Rapid Response Fund. My hope is that this donation inspires others to contribute, supporting our essential work to deliver healthy food to those who need it most throughout the state.”
Two meals banks that will obtain funding are the Mendocino Meals & Diet Program (the Fort Bragg Meals Financial institution) and Meals for Folks, Inc., the solely meals financial institution that serves all of Humboldt County and a few tribal communities.
“We’ve been serving Humboldt County for the last 40 years, providing food assistance for almost 10% of our county’s population each month. But the level of need has already doubled in most communities and tripled in others, and we expect that to continue to increase in the coming weeks,” stated Anne Holcomb, Meals For Folks’s Government Director. “This is a challenging time for us, as many small businesses have already closed and many other are worried about their financial future.”
You could find extra details about Meals for Folks, Inc. at www.foodforpeople.org or calling 707-445-3166.
This donation is a part of $1 million in charitable contributions that PG&E and The PG&E Company Basis have dedicated to offering to nonprofits centered on supporting people and households dealing with the impacts of the present well being disaster. The $1 million funding will search to deal with normal reduction and meals insecurity, in addition to help small companies with the financial impacts of the general public well being emergency. These donations come from shareholder funds, not clients.
“As a company and as individuals, we recognize the need to support first responders. During this difficult time, food banks have become one of many important first responders supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities. We’re proud to be able to support them and hope others will join us. This new Rapid Response Fund will be available to help 34 food banks in our service area during this emergency as well as others in the future,” stated Robert Kenney, PG&E’s Vice President of State and Regulatory Affairs.
The Fund will distribute 85 p.c of the donations to assist native meals banks as they scale up their operations to satisfy the elevated demand for meals and assets, and 15 p.c will assist the California Affiliation of Meals Banks’ vital position in response efforts.