On the coldest day of the year, a team of PG&E employees, along with community volunteers, rose early to pack food in our frigid warehouse.
Many hands made light work and warmer bodies as they cranked through sorting and filling 2,400 bags of fresh produce in record time. Bright bundles of greens, oranges, carrots, and potatoes spun off the assembly line at the rate of about 32 per minute! Each bag of farm-fresh produce will mean nearly a week’s worth of meals for someone struggling to put adequate food on the table. While the need for food assistance is with us year-around, the winter is when community need peaks.
Due to seasonal work, unemployment or other circumstances, many in our community continue to struggle to provide for themselves and their families in these difficult times. Special thanks to our sparkplugs Wendy Sarsfield and Natalie Schaefer for coordinating the effort and all the volunteers that got into the giving spirit and made this holiday season a little brighter for families in need.