Ongoing support of the young men and women of our community in raising and marketing their animal projects.
FOOD & TOY DISTRIBUTION
Sourcing toys and shelf stable food items for distribution to families in need.
Our Unique Service Model
Feed the Hungry of Auburn was formed in 1992. Throughout the last 30 years we have continued to grow our presence in the greater Auburn community and Placer County. As we move into 2023, we continue to execute our plans of service and support for those most in need.
We originally joined the cadre of businesses and individuals that purchased 4H, FFA, and independent livestock project animals at the Gold Country Fair, Junior Livestock Auction. Because we were very small, our participation that initial year was limited to bidding on just a few animals and resulted in the purchase of one hog the first year. However, our premise was a bit different that most buyers. After we purchased the hog, we teamed with Auburn’s Salvation Army Corps and donated all the meat from the hog to their food closet. From that tiny mustard-seed beginning, we have grown to now purchase and donate dozens of animals each year that yield thousands of pounds of meat for hundreds of families throughout the area. Included in that yield we also receive whole-animal donations from many generous auction participants. But the most unique aspect of our model is how many organizations and individuals each dollar spent touches.
First and foremost, the youngster that successfully completed their project and met all the requirements for the auction process is rewarded by the cash purchase. In many cases the profits will be used for future educational opportunities such as college or trade school. From there the list touches many organizations and individuals:
Our Gold Country Fairgrounds receives a small percentage of the proceeds
Transportation receives payment for moving the animals to slaughter, then to final processing
Our USDA Processor, Country Butcher, provides the cut and wrap services
Then to our distribution to food closets, shelters and recovery missions
And finally, to the hundreds of families that receive this meat that is vital to their food security.
Our Immediate Needs - We Need Your Help
In the near term, our second most impactful mission, supplying new toys and shelf stable food items to our distribution partners during the Christmas season, needs a new venue. Since 2020, Feed the Hungry of Auburn has been working with South Placer Firefighters Association to collect and distribute more than 5,000 new toys, gift cards and canned and dry good items to hundreds of families. In 2020 Auburn Host Lions granted Feed the Hungry of Auburn 1,200 sq ft. of their Fairground Clubhouse to the space needed for receiving, sorting, and distributing donated food and toys from October through January. In 2021 and 2022, Parkside Church generously provided 1,600 sq ft. for this purpose, allowing Feed the Hungry to expand our giving mission through the Christmas season. And, although Parkside is one of our major partners in our missions, they can no longer host our toy and food collection and distribution mission in their facility.
We need a new venue of 1,600 to 2,000 sq ft. during the months of October through January for 2023 and beyond. We ask your help in finding a suitable space within our means, to conduct our Christmas season activities. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions in our search
Our Board of Directors,
500 Auburn Folsom Rd. #320 Auburn, CA 95603
For any questions
Text Craig At: (916) 296-9142