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|September 1, 2014|
Food bank holds 'Passport to End Hunger'
INLAND EMPIRE – Second Harvest Food Bank is playing a vital role during the region’s economic downturn.
It is providing enough food feed over 300,000 people in the Inland Empire every month.
The food bank’s Director of Development Tracylyn Sharrit says a weekend fund-raiser dubbed ‘Passport to End Hunger’ will help cover their operational costs.
“We have a paid staff and eight trucks and 18 tractor-trailers on the road picking up food. That’s a cost for fuel.”
Ralph’s and Food 4 Less sponsored Saturday’s charity event at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino.
Last year, ‘Second Harvest’ distributed 22 million pounds of food to hundreds of local food banks, shelters, churches, after-school and senior citizen programs. (INT)
Story Date: August 9, 2011