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March 2021: CEO Message - Leonard O. Hansen Ph.D

Spring brings renewal this year in many ways as we work our way out of the Pandemic Year. Here at the Food Bank we are busy with food donations, sorting and distribution - plentiful donations as of lately. The National Guard has been coming to the front of our line to mange the "Touchless Tailgate" distribution, emptying the full bins of donated food that Jimmy and his crew always have ready.

We are fortunate to have the National Guard members here at the Emergency Food Bank. The current term will run through September 30 of this year, 2021. Our NCCC AmeriCorps VISTA group of 9 hardworking  members has moved on this week to another assignment, so we're sparsely populated the last few days. We have made several moves within the City and many of the Churches and Agencies we know to find housing for the incoming Third Group of NCCC. Peter Ragsdale of the Housing Authority confirmed that we may have housing within the City, a meeting is scheduled to complete those arrangements. 

We also had a truckload of pallets from Trader Joe's, a great reliable contributor to the Food Bank. While we are grateful for the continued support of long time supporters, we also are excited for new partnerships such as the one with Abbott Fund. We are working on an online ZOOM Cooking Class that is sponsored by the Abbott Fund and the first one will include Suki McClatchey, the Director of Global Citizenship for the Abbott Fund, as well as Jenny Dominguez, the California Program Manager. Good things for San Joaquin residents. We are grateful for the job Alex is doing to film and publish these online courses -- she continues to amaze us with her enthusiasm and desire to help her community.

We are pleased to growing into Spring this year, in many arenas.

Thank you and be well,

Leonard



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