Rancho Cordova Food Locker

RCFL was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens in Rancho Cordova who saw a real need for a local food locker. The group, headed by Walter Little and John Healey, included private citizens and representatives from the community's churches a...

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RCFL was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens in Rancho Cordova who saw a real need for a local food locker. The group, headed by Walter Little and John Healey, included private citizens and representatives from the community's churches and civic organizations.

It set a goal to develop a "community based" food locker -- not a small project! Help from a number of people and many donations were needed. 

Over 300 interested people attended the informational meeting and more than 150 people volunteered to help. Generous people with great ideas pitched in to make RCFL a reality. St. John Vianney Church offered a 12' x 60' trailer, a walk in refrigeration unit, and use of the Church's property.

Our box truck was donated and is maintained by the Cordova Kiwanis Club. Other donors and supporters too numerous to list here were also instrumental in CRFL's establishment and successful operation. 

On April 1, 1987, RCFL began operations and has served the community continuously ever since.  In the first year, over 1,500 individuals per month received emergency food supplies.  Staffed by dedicated volunteers and, with the help and donations from caring citizens and organizations in the local area, RCFL now provides food assistance to about 5,000 hungry people each month.

As stocks permit, RCFL tries to provide each family with a 3-day emergency supply of food.  All this would have been impossible without our many selfless volunteers and generous donors. 
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