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Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approves Funds for Food Bank

Post Date:03/27/2020 10:38 AM

The Food Bank for Monterey County is getting some additional support during this difficult time. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved $250,000 in support for the agency, which has seen the number of people it serves quadruple since the COVID19 crisis hit.

“There are many non-profit agencies on the front line of this crisis, but few directly meet basic needs for residents throughout the county the way the way the Food Bank can,” explains John Phillips, Monterey County 2nd District Supervisor.  “The Food Bank appealed to the County for help when they were overwhelmed by those needing a source of food due to the recent, dramatic economic shift. Their shelves were bare. We have answered their call for help, and we hope others will as well.”

Monterey County provides modest annual support for the Food Bank; this money is in addition to those funds and is being taken from the County’s cannabis tax revenue account.

As the impacts of the COVID19 crisis affect more people, the Food Bank has launched additional efforts such as working at school sites to provide staples and produce for families whose children receive take and go lunches, operating drive-through and seniors-only sites.

You can find out more about the Food Bank for Monterey County at https://foodbankformontereycounty.org/

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