The “Hunger Free and Health by 2020” summit held on January 27 at the Robert J Cabral Agricultural Center, is still looking for means to achieve their goal, but is taking steps to provide plans for building and rebuilding relationships in the drive to provide for the County’s poor and hungry. Part of the goal is to pay particular attention to the “kind” of food donations received. They are taking steps to provide for healthier food in their drives.
Another focus of the summit was to establish relationships in the local “distribution” communities to work together. Major not-for-profits seem to “network” well together, but other smaller organizations like service clubs, communities of faith and small businesses are not as well organized. Business Administrator for the Salvation Army in Lodi, Ted Van Alen, suggests that working together a more effective and wider distribution network would evolve.
Perhaps we as an industry may be able to help … earlier than just the holiday season. Here’s a list of the foods needed most – and the percentages of the food providers who tell us they ALWAYS need more of these food types: Bread (59%) – Fresh fruits/vegetables (74.6%) - Milk/cheese (61.1%) – Meat/poultry (65.8%) – Beans/peanut butter (26.3%) – Formula/baby goods (28.6%) – Canned goods (63.2%) –
For information about how you, your office, your committees, your associations can participate, please contact: Salvation Army the in Lodi, California (ca)
The Salvation Army
Street: 525 W Lockeford St
Lodi, ca 95240-
Phone: (209) 369-8834 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (209) 369-8834
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