As the number of hungry people, many who have lost jobs, grows, food donations become ever more important. Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action and the Salvation Army officials expressed their disappointment when Vons Corporate headquarters axed the grocery stores’ milk and egg donations.
Kim Brown of Salvation Army said that they are “very disappointed” in the loss of the products needed by many people. Salvation Army does maintain a food pantry at their Line St. offices.
Vons decision aside, the food pantries of the Eastern Sierra need donations.
Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action, IMACA, has an extensive food pantry at their office on South Main St. in Bishop. We talked to Sandy Kurz, who heads up the pantry. She said IMACA needs canned goods, dried goods, fresh produce, protein like meat and peanutbutter. They do have some refrigeration available for products that need to stay cold.
The downturn in the economy did place more of our residents on the edge financially. The food pantries keep dozens of people with at least enough to eat.
Check out IMACA on South Main St. and Salvation Army in the Town and Country Shopping Center on Line St.