Sonora, CA — A local community action agency that provides critical food supplies says a dire federal funding gap triggered an emergency plea — that was thankfully heard.
Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) officials today are crediting Sonora Area Foundation has for donating $50,000 to the ATCAA Food Bank to help keep it open and running while ATCAA seeks alternative funding.
They say the monies were approved in response to a no longer available federally-funded Community Services Block Grant. The long-time funding source was key to helping cover operational costs, including staffing, which has been cut to three full and one part-time personnel. Food Bank officials note that they continue to rely on hands-on help from about 400 volunteers along with corporate and individual donations to various campaigns.