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An Astounding Response

Aug 26, 2021 12:00AM ● By Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way

Pictured are Yuba City's "Grocery Outlet" owners Amy Delay (left) Jeremy Delay (right) and YSC United Way Executive Director Bob Harlan (center). Photo courtesy United Way.

“Cash for Food Drive” Raises $26,361 for Food Pantries & Food Bank!

YUBA CITY, CA (MPG) - The tally is in for the annual Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way’s “Cash for Food Drive,” which this year collected a record $26,361!

Each year, the local United Way organization calls upon the community to assist in raising funds for the special promotion, which is designed to provide a summertime boost to organizations serving low-income families with nutritious foods.

“We are totally astounded at the generosity of our community when it comes to assisting their neighbors in need,” said Bob Harlan, Executive Director of Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way.

“This drive comes at a time when the demand for nutritional foods is at its highest, but the normal donations of foods and cash are near their lowest. This money will provide thousands of meals,” Harlan said.

Of the total, an astounding $19,846 was donated by customers of the “Grocery Outlet” in Yuba City during the company’s annual “Independence from Hunger” event, with the balance coming from donors to United Way.

100% of all monies and “Grocery Outlet” gift cards will go to serve our neighbors in need of good nutritious foods through local food pantries and the Yuba-Sutter Food Bank.

YSC United Way will have another opportunity to give meals to the community during its annual “Turkey Drive” in November, where donors can give cash or turkeys which are 100% used to feed low-income families during the holiday season. That drive collected more than 500 turkeys and hams and an additional $25,000 in cash in 2020 which provided holiday dinners for some 6000 people.

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