Anza Electric Cooperative and F.I.N.D. Food Bank disperses 16,000 pounds of food

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Pallets of fresh carrots are opened and portions are organized into bags at the monthly Mobile Community Food Pantry program at the Anza Electric Cooperative. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Anza Electric Cooperative employees, Food In Need of Distribution Food Bank personnel and volunteers continue to provide fresh and nutritious food to Anza residents at the monthly Mobile Community Food Pantry program. The event Saturday, Jan. 9, dispersed about 16,000 pounds of food to recipients. The food giveaway was organized and held at the AEC facilities in Anza. Due to the pandemic and state and county health mandates, the program was held as a drive-thru event and executed by volunteers from F.I.N.D. Food Bank, AEC and other community groups. Masks and social distancing were employed during the distribution event. The food provided consisted of fresh red peppers, pears, apples, carrots and other produce. Cans of spaghetti sauce, potatoes, pasta and more were also provided to e
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