Raley’s, Salvation Army handing out fruits, vegetables to needy families on Tuesday

07/28/2014 5:02 PM

07/28/2014 5:04 PM

A Raley’s Food For Families pilot program and the Salvation Army will be providing fresh fruits, vegetables and other groceries to the first 50 needy families arriving at a “pantry refresh” event Tuesday in Sacramento.

The distribution will be at 9 a.m. at the Salvation Army Family Services center at 4350 Raley Blvd., just north of the Raley Boulevard exit off Interstate 80.

Food For Families, the anti-hunger program started by West Sacramento-based Raley’s in 1986, announced in June that it was launching the “ReFresh” program, to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at Sacramento-area food banks. Raley’s said Salvation Army is the first partner to receive fresh produce.

Under the program, Food For Families’ partner food banks in Sacramento and Placer counties get access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, in addition to dry goods, to distribute to those in need in their communities. Officials hope to expand the program beyond the two counties.

For details, see www.foodforfamilies.org.

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