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Food Sharing Volunteers Stay Busy Every Friday Morning

Riverbank Christian Food Sharing has been back open for the past few weeks, with officials feeling that there was a need to provide food for those in need.

“Through trial and error we finally found the best means to do this and it is by drive thru on Friday mornings,” explained Food Sharing coordinator Lynda Silva. “During the week we make up food bags that contain meat, bread, miscellaneous, bottled water and a staple bag that has canned fruit and vegetables, oatmeal, rice, beans, pasta or potatoes.”

Recipients drive up, provide their name and the number in their family and when food is ready on the table they are directed to a curbside table where bags of food have been placed by volunteers. The recipient can then get out of their car, put the food in their vehicle and drive away.

Hours for the distribution at the Scout Hall are Fridays, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and a recent Friday saw more than 80 families served through the local emergency food program.

“We still accommodate people on foot or on bikes also,” Silva added. “So far it is working well thanks to a very dedicated group of volunteers.”