That’s 50 more pounds of food … a day!

Back up the truck, folks.  The Mercy Coalition this month was accepted as a partner in the Yolo Food Bank’s Grocery Recovery program, an award that will make available 50 additional pounds of food every weekday for the Coalition to distribute to West Sacramento’s homeless and poor.

The 50 pounds of daily food, mostly perishable, will be made available each day from our friends at Raley’s (right across the street from where Coalition teams assemble lunches for the homeless every day at the Collings Teen Center).  It dramatically expands the amount and quality of food that the West Sacramento faith community is able to move to those who need it.

“We’ve served almost 50,000 lunches over the last four years on a pretty shoestring budget,,” said Coalition board member Bonnie Dighton.  “This grant from the Food Bank is 50 pounds of food a day that we can immediately take right out to the people.  Yolo Food Bank, you rock!”