Lake County to receive Food Bank assistance due to drought

Yes­ter­day, The Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Social Ser­vices announced that food banks in 24 drought-affected coun­ties — includ­ing Lake — will be receiv­ing ship­ments of food assis­tance. Begin­ning in May, local food banks in these 24 coun­ties includ­ing Lake will receive prepack­aged boxes of nutri­tion­ally bal­anced, non­per­ish­able food, designed to pro­vide enough food for a house­hold of four peo­ple for about five days. These food banks are devel­op­ing local drought action plans for food dis­tri­b­u­tions and col­lab­o­rat­ing with other local orga­ni­za­tions who may be serv­ing impacted fam­i­lies. Indi­vid­u­als receiv­ing the food box will be asked to self-certify that they live in a house­hold where drought con­di­tions have caused their under­em­ploy­ment or unemployment.