San Andreas, CA– This past weekend, the 9th annual Calaveras County Relay For Life donated over 800 pounds of food to the Resource Connection Food Bank.
Gerry Sachs, Online Chair for Relay For Life says this is the second year they have used donated canned food to hold down the luminary bags in memory of those lost to cancer, for cancer survivors, and for those providing caregiver support.
In previous years, sand was used to hold down the luminaries. Sachs says using canned goods has resulted in a wonderful partnership with the food bank and provides much needed food going right back into the community.
Jeannie Hayward, Program Director of The Resource Connection Food Bank is also pleased with the Relay For Life partnership.
“The Food Bank was delighted to receive so much food this weekend,” said Hayward. “We continue to see many families in need and a food drive allows us to give out more food to individuals and families in need. We are so grateful that another charitable organization would include us in their event.”