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Local food banks say they need more volunteers

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Local food banks say they need more volunteers
Local food banks say they need more volunteers

An estimated 1,700 families picked up food at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on Friday.

DESPERATE PLEA FORVOLUNTEERS ANDDONATIONS TO HELPLOCAL FOOD BANKS.SECOND HARVESTFOOD BANK WASHANDING OUT FOOD ATTHE SANTA CRUZCOUNTY FAIRGROUNDS INWATSONVILLE TODAY.THEY E XPECTED TOHAND OUT FOOD TO 17-HUNDRED FAMILIES.TODAY'S DRIVE WASSPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS....ONE FOR FAMILIESDISPLACED BY WILDFIRESAND THOSE IN NEEDBECAUSE OF COVID.NO.

WE'RE SEEING THAT WITHCRISESLIKE THE PANDEMIC AND ONGOINGFIRES, THAT THE NEEDS OF FOODBANKS ARE GOING TO BE ONGOING.WE'RE IN THIS FOR THE AT LEASTTHESHORT TO MEDIUM TERM, WHICH ISWHY GOVERNOR NEWSOME HASLAUNCHED CALIFORNIANS FOR ALL TOASK PEOPLE TO SIGN UP ANDSUPPORTUS, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THESENEEDS ARE GOING TO BE ONGOINGAND THAT COMMUNITIES NEED THESUPPORT THEY NEED.FIREFIGHTERS WEREALSO OUT THERE TODAYHANDING OUT SMOKEDETECTORS AND BAGSWITH PPE IN THEM.

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