When asked to give this community’s generosity is legendary. Over the years I have asked for you to join with me in collecting food for those less fortunate than ourselves. Your heartfelt response produced truckloads of food going to various food banks.
For over four years in Red Bluff, the Food From the Heart food drive has raised several thousand pounds of food each year to support local hunger relief charities. The need is so great that this year we are taking Food From the Heart countywide. Over 6,200 children, ill and needy are served via Tehama County Food Bank Partners each month.
The Gold Exchange has partnered with the Community Action Agency, Tehama Together, the North State Food Bank and eighteen food banks within Tehama County. By leveraging resources and working together local charities are able to turn a simple $18.00 donation into 100lbs. of nutritious food, including fresh produce. For this reason, Food From the Heart has become a FUND drive to be held June 16th through the 30th.
For the last two months young people from our community have collected coffee cans to be used as donation containers. Thank you S.E.R.R.F., Mercy High, West Street Elementary Parents Group and especially Sacred Heart for the blessing of the cans. Over 200 businesses have stepped up to serve as collection locations. We are asking you to join the efforts of our young people and local businesses by making a heartfelt donation towards this very worthwhile endeavor. 100% of all donations collected will go towards the purchase of food and are tax deductible.