Placer Food Bank

Placer Food Bank urges businesses to host canned food drives

Although people go hungry year-round, the holiday season is a critical time for the Placer Food Bank to stock their warehouse shelves with as much food as possible. People are mor ...

CC Riders lend a hand to those in need

Local train riders and community officials from left, David Kutrosky, director of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Auburn Councilman Kevin Hanley, Luna Salaver, spokesw ...

Food bank fills ‘empty bowls’

Since 2007, the number of individuals Placer Food Bank serves has grown 168 percent. They reached a record level of assisting nearly 500,000 people in 2010. That’s a staggering ...

Wal-Mart is a force for good

Wal-Mart has been a consistently positive contributor to the communities around it! In Roseville the Placer Food Bank, which supports over 55 charitable agencies and programs with ...

Ag ‘speed dating’ the start of a beautiful relationship

PlacerGrown is putting an agricultural spin on “speed dating.” It’s a way to initiate a dialog between farmers and food buyers as the growing season approaches. “The time ...

For Placer Food Bank recipients, need is year round

Every week, Mike Duda hops up into the driver’s seat of a 24-foot-long refrigerated truck and takes off around Roseville. But he doesn’t know much about the vehicle he drives. ...

Enter, if you dare

Sydney Lorek seems like the typical 17-year-old high school junior. She’s cute and friendly, with blond hair and stylish clothes. But two nights out of the year, she transforms ...

Teenager organizes poker run to feed the hungry

Jake Coplen doesn’t have his motorcycle license. But that minor technicality didn’t stop the 16-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from spending the past several weeks of his summ ...