Placer Food Bank

Motorcyclists take note: Poker Run helps hungry

Three years ago, Granite Bay resident and motorcycle enthusiast Jake Coplen was in high school. He's since graduated, started college and moved on, except for one thing: the annua ...

Garage sales, piggy banks add up to $2 million donation for Bayside

Imagine a teenager saving up to buy her first car, and then giving all that money away. That's what Danielle Golson, 14, recently did when she donated the $1,200 in her car fund t ...

City employees' charitable fund grows

The Roseville Employees Annual Charitable Hearts Fund experienced a 10 percent increase in pledges this year, bringing the total amount to $113,909. Those pledges come from city e ...

Press Tribune helps make hunger old news

The Roseville Press Tribune donated proceeds from its efforts to help the Placer Food Bank last week. Press Tribune employees and readers contributed 124 pounds of food, which was ...

School bulletin: Crestmont kids part of big Aerojet announcement

Crestmont kids part of big announcement Crestmont Elementary School fifth graders were part of a major announcement Dec. 8, during their field trip to the Discovery Museum Science ...

Santa Claus is coming to town

Roseville kids have a chance to spend some quality time with Santa Claus when he comes to town for two days in December. Santa will roll into Roseville on a fire truck at 4:30 p.m ...

Placer Food Bank urges businesses to host canned food drives

Although people go hungry year-round, the holiday season is a critical time for the Placer Food Bank to stock their warehouse shelves with as much food as possible. People are mor ...

Placer Food Bank’s backpack program feeds hungry kids in Roseville

During the week, a child living in a food-insecure household has access to a free or reduced-price lunch at school. So what happens when the weekend comes? Food insecurity means ...

Roseville neighborhood fundraises for turkeys

After forming earlier this month, the seven-member board for the Blue Oaks Neighborhood Association got down to work. Their first order of business: Raise enough money to donate 1 ...

Rosebuds: Placer Food Bank craves action

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 a ...

Half million Placer residents rely on food bank

Placer Food Bank reached a record in 2010 — but not in a good way. More than 500,000 people used services from the food shelter, a 168 percent increase since 2007. The final ...

Food bank fills ‘empty bowls’

Since 2007, the number of individuals Placer Food Bank serves has grown 168 percent. They reached a record level of assisting nearly 500,000 people in 2010. That’s a staggering ...

For Placer Food Bank recipients, need is year round

Every week, Mike Duda hops up into the driver’s seat of a 24-foot-long refrigerated truck and takes off around Roseville. But he doesn’t know much about the vehicle he drives. ...