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Rosebuds: Placer Food Bank craves action

Open house kicks off Hunger Action Month
By: Michelle Carl, Press Tribune Editor
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The hungry scrawled their words on white paper plates. Some wrote about being jobless. Others about having no money left at the end of the month. Some were angry. “Stop playing around and free up funds. Isn’t it ovious (sic) we’d starve?” wrote one person. But all were genuinely thankful to have a meal, courtesy of the Placer Food Bank. The bank held an open house at its Industrial Avenue warehouse Thursday night for the community to see where 5.7 million pounds of food each year is distributed to more than 50 charitable agencies. It also served as a kick-off to Hunger Action Month, where the community is asked to participate in ending hunger. There are many ways to help detailed on the Hunger Action Month calendar. From using your Facebook status to raise awareness to donating to the “Virtual food bank,” each day in September has a way to help. Mark your calendars for Sept. 17, Family Volunteer Day at the Placer Food Bank. Families can come assemble food boxes, visit a farmers market and more. Visit www.placerfoodbank.org for more information. Michelle Carl can be reached at michellec@goldcountrymedia.com or follow her on Twitter @MichelleC_RsvPT.