Community Food Drive Project Resuming Operations
Monday, August 3, 2020
**Dec 7th update: The Lake County Community Food Drive Project is no longer accepting applications OR donations. The community support to make this possible has been tremendous. Look for an update on this project's success soon.
The Community Food Drive Project (CFDP) is a collaboration between several different organizations who are devoted to supporting Lake County throughout the Covid pandemic. With the current surge in local Covid cases, the CFDP is resuming operations. Applications are being accepted at 707-993-4644 with the first delivery slated for mid-August.
The CFDP aims to deliver food directly to the homes of Lake County residents impacted by COVID-19, focusing on those who do not have transportation, are medically vulnerable, symptomatic and/or Covid-positive. The goal of the project is to fill a gap, serving those who are not currently accessing other community food resources. Food is delivered directly to people’s homes by vehicles provided by Lake Transit Authority. Any community member in need of food is encouraged to call 707-993-4644 or email CFDP@lakecountyca.gov and apply for assistance. Bilingual support is available.
Earlier this summer, the CFDP was delivering groceries to about 60 households each week. Grocery bags include items such as fresh produce, fresh meat, eggs, cheese and several non-perishable items like peanut butter, oatmeal, pasta, and more. Items vary weekly depending on availability.
The CFDP depends on community donations. Agency partners in this collaboration include: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Hope Crisis Response Network, Hope Rising Lake County, Lake County Department of Social Services, Lake County Office of Education, Lake County Tribal Health, Lake Transit Authority, North Coast Opportunities and Partnership Health Plan.
Volunteers wanting to get involved and support this project should register at www.volunteernco.org or call (707) 263-4688 x421 for more information.
Residents who need groceries are encouraged to call (707) 993-4644 or email CFDP@lakecountyca.gov. Agencies, individuals or community groups wishing to support this effort should contact Robyn Bera at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (707) 278-8696. More information is available at www.hoperisinglc.org/CommunityFoodDriveProject.
Program(s) Involved: New Digs: Lake County