Month: September 2011

The Value of Interns

The Food Bank takes great pride in the fact that we have less than a 5 percent overhead. We could not do this without our extensive volunteer core of 400 to 500 hundred putting in thousands of hours each month.¬† This past summer we had the opportunity to host a different type of volunteer, an… Read more »

Why does a Food Bank have a Food Stamp Outreach Program?

Some years ago the Food Bank took on Food Stamp Outreach (now called CalFresh). This choice was controversial because many asked why a Food Bank should use its resources to help eligible individuals get food stamps. ¬†Over the years we have helped hundreds of families take the steps to overcome the many obstacles they face… Read more »