Thursday, April 22, 2010

Do Good & Have Fun By Volunteering With A Group!

"Seek to do good and you will find that happiness will run after you." James Freeman Clarke

In 1970, several Davis residents formed a volunteer backyard gleaning group to help feed hungry people in their community. Forty years later, their efforts have evolved into the Food Bank of Yolo County - an orgnaization that oversees the solicitation, storage and distribution of food from an established network and feeds more than 20,000 people per month. Today, groups of volunteers continue to play a major role in the Food Bank's mission to alleviate hunger. Groups like the members of Holy Rosary Church in Woodland who assist with our mass mailing, and corporate groups from Target and PG&E have made volunteering with the Food Bank part of their annual community service activities. Student groups like the UC Davis Leaders in Service Program have developed signature fundraising events for us, and countless student and social volunteer groups host food drives to benefit the Food Bank. Volunteering as part of a group is a fun and rewarding teambuilding exercise that fosters better interpersonal relations, while contributing to the overall improvement of the community. Thanks to all of the groups who've committed their time and energy to the Food Bank!

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