Thank you to all who showed up with their canned food to donate as part of the 2019 Save Mart & FoodMaxx “Feed the Need” Food Drive benefiting the Poverello House! On Monday, October 14 thousands of people came to the Fair with their five cans of food to donate and get into the Fair for free… and the results were incredible! A total of 91,790 lbs. of food was collected, providing approximately 71,155 meals for those in need in our community through the Poverello House and their partners.
This brings the 11-year total of food collected from the overall “Feed the Need” effort to 1,982,147 lbs. of food collected providing 1.54 million meals to those in need in our community! Thank you to all who have supported this effort during our Fair, as well as during our early “Feed the Need” Food Drive at Fresno State. Stay tuned for more announcements about our 2020 efforts!