The Emergency Food Bank of Stockton and San Joaquin faces another large repair bill after the copper wiring to their freezer stolen for the second time in less than three months.
In June, thieves stole wiring that cost the Food Bank $8000 dollars to repair. The latest theft from last week will cost the Food Bank around $6000 dollars to repair.
“It’s money we’re spending on repairs and maintenance instead of providing people suffering from food insecurity who need a reliable source of food,” says the Food Bank’s Executive Director Mike Donaghy.
The Emergency Food Bank of Stockton and San Joaquin is the largest food bank in the county. Every Monday thru Friday, the food bank serves 250-300 residents of San Joaquin County with 35 pounds of food.
The food is free as long as you can prove you’re a San Joaquin County resident. If you’re interested in donating to the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton and San Joaquin, log on to ABC-10 dot com for more info.