ATCAA Granted Emergency $50,000 Food Bank Donation

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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.

Sonora Area Foundation Board President. Mark Kraft presents check to ATCAA Food Bank Director Deni Avery and ATCAA Executive Director Raj Rambob