Rio Linda Elverta Food Closet
The Rio Linda Elverta Food Closet has been helping the hungry in our community for around 32 years. We have seen a increase in the family's we serve and a decrease in the donations we get. We not only give out the normal stuff you get from Food Link and Senior Gleaners we also give out the basics Flour, Sugar, Beans, Peanut butter, Jelly, Noodles, Spaghetti, Canned Vegetables and fruits, Tuna, Soups, Cooking Oil, Cereals, Soups. We do this all with donations from the Community and the local Churches of Rio Linda Elverta. We have been having a hard time making it every month. We get the most donations around Thanksgiving and Christmas but people are hungry all year long. We are a all volunteer, no one gets paid to help. Our volunteers use their own personal cars and trucks to buy some of the grocery's that we give out. We have been struggling to keep food on the shelves to give out anything helps.+ Read More
Ok everyone we had a set back today sometime between Wednesday and today one of our freezers quite. Both of the freezers we had where hand me downs from the community. This one did not last long. As it is we already play jenga when we get meat trying to put stuff in there. We don't get much meat anymore so what little we get we have to save till we have enough for a whole day. We need a new commercial size freezer. They do cost more but with the growth we are experiencing we need a bigger freezer. I wanted to cry today when I seen liquid coming out of the freezer. Please help us. We are contacting a couple places. I know this is going to cost a bit more but we can not afford to lose the little bit of meat we do get. We where very thankful it was not a freezer full turkey's and hams for Christmas. Every dollar counts.
Just 5.00 helps us feed the hungry. This is a busy time of the year for us. We drive all over getting the best deals for the food we buy.
Come on everyone five dollars goes a long with us. We are coming into a really busy time of the year for us.