STOCKTON– The Stockton Emergency Food Bank was given a big contribution Friday after another not-for-profit hearing of its turkey scarcity during Thankgiving.
PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit that uses over 200 individuals in Stockton and at least half have specials needs. Its CEO, Michael Ziegler, saw FOX40’s story about the food bank’s scenario and reached out.Friday, PRIDE Environmental Provider Director Roy Hightower provided the food bank with a check for$10,000.”We both understand the need to give back and help the neighborhood,”food bank Executive Director Mike Donaghy stated.”So, thanks once again for your assistance. “Donaghy says the donation will be used to help assemble as much as 1,600 of its Christmas meal boxes. The giveaway is Thursday, Dec. 21.”We need to consider the less lucky throughout these times of the year,
so we can really help everybody to have a Merry Christmas or a pleased vacation,”Hightower said.Donaghy says the food bank had around 30 turkeys a week before Thanksgiving, but were able to offer 2129 food boxes away. They received numerous contributions from the neighborhood through a Things the Bus project with San Joaquin Regional Transit District and other collection events, along with financial contributions from organizations like PRIDE.It’s been rather a whirlwind. The neighborhood stepped up. We had turkeys flying in left and right, actually,” Donaghy stated.”It was a call to action and the neighborhood responded. It was fantastic. It’s heartfelt to have the type of support from the community.37.957702 -121.290780