As announced in the Siskiyou Daily News on Friday, September 14th.
Banner Bank is holding their annual Fall Family Food Drive, which helps support Great Northern Services’ Emergency Food program.
Siskiyou County Banner Bank locations are raising money and accepting donations of food at all three locations (Yreka, Greenview and Mount Shasta) through September 28.
“Hunger is a very real – and very debilitating – threat for many residents of Siskiyou County,” said Nichole Solga McCown, Great Northern’s fundraising manager.
While programs like the USDA Food Commodities Distribution and hot meal programs provide critical assistance to many people, situations arise where people need food at times when no other services are available. Emergency Food bags and pantries provisioned by Great Northern Services help meet this additional need, McCown said.
These supplies are available at Family/Community Resource Centers throughout the county and at the Great Northern Services office in Weed.
“Unrestricted funds, like the money raised by Banner Bank’s food drive, are crucial help in providing emergency food,” said Great Northern’s community services director Heather Solus. “It’s important that this resource is available to anyone – no one is turned away – but that limits our options for funding the program. By contributing to the Banner Bank food drive you are putting food on the tables of people who might not otherwise have it.”
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, call Solus at (530) 938-4115 ext. 128.