The Community Action Agency prepares for their 50th year of service

Jul 24, 2014 1:32 PM by Alex Backus

The Community Action Agency is preparing for their 50th year of service on Friday.

Tehama, Butte and Shasta Counties are giving away 10,000 pounds of food, mostly produce, to low-income families in Tehama County at a tailgate food giveaway in Los Molinos.

The food comes from a surplus food program sponsored by the North State Food Bank and Feeding America.

Drought relief food will also be available to those eligible as Tehama County ranks as one of the most significantly affected counties from drought in the state.

Event organizers add this is the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty.

"It brings attention to the low income population, and the kinds of things that they need and what they have to and go through," Tehama County Community Action Agency Executive Director Charlene Reid said. "It's an opportunity for communities to come together and really band together. Tehama is very well known for that as well as Shasta and Butte County."

The tailgate giveaway takes place Friday, July 25 at the Los Molinos Veterans Hall from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
The event is open to low-income families for Tehama County residents only. There will also be food boxes, information and resources available as well as 10 community agencies who support low income families.

Over 50 volunteers expect to serve about one thousand people. There will be another tailgate giveaway early September in Corning. Check for information and how to donate.


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