Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County receives $6,000 from Ione Rotary

 
 
Tom Thompson Director of Amador County’s Interfaith Food Bank was presented with a check for $6,000 by Ione Rotary President George Lambert at last Thursday’s regular meeting. Mr. Thompson said that summers are difficult times for the Food Bank financially because most of their grants and donations come at the end of the year.
 
Ione Rotary President George Lambert presents a $6,000 check to Tom Thompson, Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Bank
 
Proceeds from this year’s Show and Shine held annually at the Eagles Nest Airport in Carbondale are shared among the needs of other Amador County groups. Making his annual report to the Ione Club Tom Thompson provided statistics as to how the food items and monies collected are use to assist the hungry.
Mr. Thompson said that summers are difficult times for the Food Bank financially because most of their grants and donations come at the end of the year. While they are metered out according to the budget summer times are lean. Fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful right now; about 160 families have access to them every other week with over 5050 individuals having been served so far this year. Recently over 5,000 pounds of produce were distributed; this program continues through October. Trinity Episcopal Church, a continual support of the Food Bank’s efforts collected 3,500 pounds of food in their last food drive. Last year the Interfaith Food Bank provided nearly 1,450,000 pounds of food to more than 2500 families.
Rotarian’s do their best to follow Rotary’s “Four Way Test” in their daily lives
  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The last two of these are especially realized by this gift to the Interfaith Food Bank. Ione Rotary supports the Food Bank with money and food; we encourage all our friends throughout the County to do the same.