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St. John Vianney Parish - Cordova Community Food Locker
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Details: The Cordova Community Food Locker was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens in Rancho Cordova who saw a real need for a local food locker. An organizational meeting headed by Walter Liftle and John Healey, as well as representatives from the community's churches, civic organizations, and interested private citizens set a goal to develop a "community based" food locker. This was not a small project! Help from a number of people and many donations were needed to reach the goal. Generous people with great ideas started pitching in to make the food locker a reality. St. John Vianney Church offered a 12' x 60' trailer with a walk in refrigeration unit located on their property. Over 300 interested people attended the informational meeting and more than 150 people volunteered to help. On April 1, 1987, the Cordova Community Food Locker became a reality and has been going strong for 20 years. In the first year, more than 1,500 individuals were fed per month. With the help and donations from the citizens and organizations in Rancho Cordova. we are now able to provide food assistance to 5,000 hungry people each month. In the past 20 years, Cordova Community Food Locker has fed over 330,000 hungry families and more than a million individuals. None of this would have been possible without our volunteers and generous donors. HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 9:30am - 1:30pm. Each family receives a 3-day supply of food. The Cordova Community Food Locker is the Official USDA distribution site in Rancho Cordova.