Chapa-De Supports Local Food Banks Near You
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
Many people in America suffer from hunger because they cannot afford to buy enough food for themselves and their families. Food banks exist to prevent hunger for those in need. Today we are applauding food banks for all that they do to help feed those who need a little extra help.
What is a food bank?
A food bank is a charity that helps provide food to those who have difficulty buying enough food to avoid hunger. Food banks are non-profit organizations, meaning they do not earn money but run on donations, and try to make sure those in need are always well fed.
How do food banks work?
Food banks do not directly give out food to the hungry. Instead, they collect and send food to food pantries and other hunger-relief charities, who then give the food directly to those in need. Click HERE to read more about how food banks work.
Why are food banks important?
Food banks are important because they help to prevent hunger. There are four main ways food banks are able to prevent hunger:
- Securing food through donations
- Storing donated food until it is ready to be sent to hunger-relief charities
- Distributing food to charities and organizations who have direct contact with the hungry
- Supporting the people they serve by fighting for their right to not be hungry
How can I get involved with a local food bank?
The best way to support a local food bank is to volunteer your time or donate food if you are able. To find a food bank near you, please click HERE.
How can I get food from a food bank?
If you find yourself in need of help to feed yourself and family, please click HERE to find a food pantry, soup kitchen or hunger-relief charity in Placer, Nevada or El Dorado County.
At Chapa-De we believe everyone has the right to healthy food, and we know that food insecurity is harmful to your health. Our Patient Care Coordinators and Community Health Representative are available to connect Chapa-De patients with local community resources; please call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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