11 nonprofit food banks, pantries helped by massive food distribution in Elk Grove

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Several food banks, pantries, and closets from across Sacramento County received much-needed donations Thursday.The Just Serve organization coordinated, what it calls, a surplus food truck distribution at Cosumnes River College.Organizers say the food came in on a truck from Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is affiliated with the LDS church, and whose members donated food and money to help stock the truck.The donations are greatly needed by the area organizations receiving them.“We’re acutely aware of how much food instability there is now with inflation,” said Just Serve’s communications director Lesley Gale. “Food banks are having more difficulty getting the surplus food from grocery stores in the area. And so something like this, kind of a one-stop shop to really refill their pantries, is a huge blessing.”Eleven nonprofit organizations benefited from the food distribution event including Daughters of Zion Enterprises food and clothes pantry.“Last year we were able to serve over 65,000 families,” said Deborah Watkins from Daughters of Zion Enterprises. “So it’s with partnerships like these that we’re able to continue to feed our community which is so diverse.”Nearly 20 pallets of nonperishable food were handed out to 11 local food banks.

Several food banks, pantries, and closets from across Sacramento County received much-needed donations Thursday.

The Just Serve organization coordinated, what it calls, a surplus food truck distribution at Cosumnes River College.

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Organizers say the food came in on a truck from Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is affiliated with the LDS church, and whose members donated food and money to help stock the truck.

The donations are greatly needed by the area organizations receiving them.

“We’re acutely aware of how much food instability there is now with inflation,” said Just Serve’s communications director Lesley Gale. “Food banks are having more difficulty getting the surplus food from grocery stores in the area. And so something like this, kind of a one-stop shop to really refill their pantries, is a huge blessing.”

Eleven nonprofit organizations benefited from the food distribution event including Daughters of Zion Enterprises food and clothes pantry.

“Last year we were able to serve over 65,000 families,” said Deborah Watkins from Daughters of Zion Enterprises. “So it’s with partnerships like these that we’re able to continue to feed our community which is so diverse.”

Nearly 20 pallets of nonperishable food were handed out to 11 local food banks.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.