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United Effort Helps Feed Hungry

By Misty Volaski

Since the fall of 2008, the Food Bank of the Ojai Valley has seen a 200 percent increase in food requests —- that’s twice as many families needing assistance, just in the Ojai Valley alone.
Thankfully, that hasn’t translated into a shortage of food. It’s actually the opposite, said Help of Ojai’s executive director Terri Wolfe, “Donations have actually increased!”
Especially since last Saturday.
The Food Bank of Ojai Valley received donations by the truckload on May 8, when mail carriers serving Upper Ojai to Casitas Springs brought in a total of 4.5 tons — yes, tons — of food to Help of Ojai’s Little House campus.
It was all part of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Day, in which residents place sacks of food by their mailboxes for mail carriers to bring to designated drop-off stations. This year, 15 volunteers from the community and 15 from Villanova Preparatory, Besant Hill and Oak Grove schools sorted the heaps of food by food type and expiration date, then packed it into volunteer trucks to be carted over to Help’s West Campus, the new site of the FBOV.
“It was great having the teenagers help,” said Wolfe. “All that boundless energy and enthusiasm really helps!”

Since the fall of 2008, the Food Bank of the Ojai Valley has seen a 200 percent increase in food requests —- that’s twice as many families needing assistance, just in the Ojai Valley alone. Thankfully, that hasn’t translated into a shortage of food. It’s actually the opposite, said Help of Ojai’s executive director Terri Wolfe, “Donations have actually increased!” Especially since last Saturday. The Food Bank of Ojai Valley received donations by the truckload on May 8, when mail carriers serving Upper Ojai to Casitas Springs brought in a

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