Sonora, Ca — The ATCAA Food Bank was given a pleasant surprise Wednesday morning with the announcement that it will receive a $70,000 grant from Irving J. Symons Foundation.
Food Bank Director Lee Kimball says the timing could not have been better, as rising food and gasoline prices have posed challenges for the local organization, and many others across the country. The money will help fund a new two year program that ATCAA is initiating.
“A portion will be spent repairing a truck so that it can go to the outlying areas,” says Kimball. “The remainder will be used to hire someone to assist us in coordinating an effort to get folks in the community to contribute one pallet of food a year and give one day of service in a local emergency pantry.”
The Irving J. Symons Foundation is part of the non-profit Sonora Area Foundation.
Written by BJ Hansen