Posted on June 16, 2011

San Joaquin County: PG&E Supports Food Bank Program for Seniors

PG&E will present a $25,000 check on Thursday, June 16, to help the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin County as lead sponsor of the Senior Brown Bag Food Program.

Stockton Food Bank

PG&E volunteers fill grocery bags at the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin County.

PG&E’s donation will provide ongoing support of the food program and supplemental groceries for more than 2,900 senior citizens in San Joaquin County who might be struggling to make ends meet, the Stockton Record reported. PG&E also will give the food bank more than 3,000 reusable brown bags.

The Senior Brown Bag Food Program event will kick off at 10 a.m. Thursday in Stockton at the Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Ave., where PG&E volunteers will fill grocery bags and provide information and applications for the utility’s financial assistance programs.

“Supporting Second Harvest Food Bank Senior Brown Bag Food Program is one way that we can help our senior citizens adjust to the increasing cost of living and ensure they are aware of the many financial assistance programs that are available to them” said Cynthia Pollard, Central Valley government relations manager for PG&E.

Also invited to the food program kick off event are Larry Ruhstaller, chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, and Mike Mallory, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO.

The food bank helps more than 35,000 people in need in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, partnering with more than 200 nonprofit agencies and community centers to distribute 1 million pounds of food each month.

 

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