Placer Food Bank

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. ...

Enter, if you dare

Sydney Lorek seems like the typical 17-year-old high school junior. She’s cute and friendly, with blond hair and stylish clothes. But two nights out of the year, she transforms ...

Spare some change" Something to eat" How about for the Salvation Army"

Don’t be surprised to see business suits among the people grabbing a free meal at the Salvation Army. In the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, some of the least ...

Motorcyclists ride to feed the hungry

Participants of the Poker Run to Feed the Hungry hit the road Saturday for a 65-mile motorcycle ride that began at Roseville Yamaha and wove around the Sierra Nevada foothills, thr ...

Teenager organizes poker run to feed the hungry

Jake Coplen doesn’t have his motorcycle license. But that minor technicality didn’t stop the 16-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from spending the past several weeks of his summ ...

Food bank, volunteer, feed 600 families

In a matter of minutes, last Friday the cafeteria at Roseville High School was filled with wall-to-wall cardboard boxes. The occasion was not in preparation of moving or a school- ...