Monday, July 23, 2012

Hunger in the UK

A few months ago, we were lucky enough to be visited by Margaret Rooney, who lives in London, England. Margaret volunteers at her local food bank, the Islington Foodbank, part of the The Trussell Trust, which serves the UK and Bulgaria. 

Storage area of Islington Foodbank
According to The Trussell Trust, nearly 13 million people in the UK live below the poverty line. Islington Foodbank serves several hundred people annually and hopes to continue growing.

Some food boxes ready for distribution

To learn more about The Trussell Trust and the work they're doing in the UK and Bulgaria, please visit:

Monday, July 9, 2012

July's Volunteer of the Month: Charlie

This month, we're pleased to feature Charles "Charlie" Cook as our Volunteer of the Month. Charlie has donated nearly 260 hours of time since May 1, 2012.

Charlie serves as a warehouse volunteer, where he constantly demonstrates a "can do" attitude and approaches his duties with thoughtfulness and care. His favorite part of volunteering with the Food Bank of Yolo County is "working with and helping friendly people" and he especially enjoys making EFAP deliveries to Esparto.

An avid outdoorsman, Charlie likes to go fishing and camping in his spare time.

Thank you, Charlie, for your dedication and hard work!