PRIDE Industries employees their family members volunteered on Saturday March 22nd at Placer Food Bank in Roseville, to package food items and prepare them for distribution to California children and families in need. PRIDE’s own President and CEO, Michael Ziegler, joined our PRIDE in Action group for a day that was rewarding to all involved.
Placer Food Bank is dedicated to feeding the hungry through a network of partner agencies, while educating the community about hunger and advocating for hunger relief. Their programs serve nearly 90,000 individuals throughout Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties who are experiencing hunger of some kind.
The PRIDE In Action group helped with the Food Bank’s Backpack Program. This Program helps meet the needs of hungry children by providing easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and during school vacations. Children from local elementary schools are given a “backpack,” containing food that is child-friendly, non-perishable, and easily consumed. PRIDE’s volunteers re-packaged more than 600 meals for distribution at Placer County elementary schools.
PRIDE in Action is a platform for PRIDE employees, family members and friends to be active in the community while voluntarily representing PRIDE Industries. If you live in the greater Sacramento area, and have an idea for a PRIDE in Action event – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you work at a distant site, email us about setting up a PRIDE in Action event at your location.
For more information about Placer Food Bank, their Backpack Program visit http://www.placerfoodbank.org.