Your Support MATTERS
You can support our Food Bank's BACK UP GENERATOR PROJECT by attending the event, contributing to the silent auction or by making a donation by check or online. We appreciate any support you can offer to help us raise the funds needed to complete the project before the next PSPS event occurs. If you would like to make a donation by check, please mail to:
Sonora Sunrise Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 4495
Sonora, CA 95370
The Sonora Sunrise Rotary is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Tax ID # 20-0984448 All or portions of your contribution may be tax-deductible. Contact your tax advisor.
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SONORA SUNRISE ROTARY FOUNDATION
PO Box 4495
SONORA, CA. 95370
SUPPORT OUR PROJECT! Call Rotary at 209-396-5262 for tickets to attend a fun-filled night including silent auction, LIVE auction and more. Can't attend? You can still help by donating toward the project or the Food Bank below.
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Our Food Bank is proud to be the recipient of Sonora Sunrise Rotary’s 12th Annual Celebrities Serving Dinner event. Each year, the club chooses a beneficiary for their Celebrity Dinner fundraiser. 100% of the net proceeds will go directly toward our Food Bank’s back-up Generator Project.
We hope to install an automatic back-up system at our food bank warehouse and to also provide smaller generators for our 15 partner pantries who provide food to residents in need at locations throughout Tuolumne County.
Last year our Food Bank served over 14,000 residents and handled about one million pounds of food. Food is received, processed, inventoried, stored and then distributed at locations throughout the county and through our partner pantries. The Food Bank continues to meet or exceed these numbers as the need continues to rise.
After experiencing PG&E’s PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events last year, it became clear that the need to preserve food during these critical times was crucial.
If an outage occurred today, we would lose $28,000 worth of cold and frozen food, some of which is very hard to replace. This could impact more than 1,200 families at a critical time when low-income residents are hungry and in financial distress when a power shut-off destroys food at their residence.”
The dinner will be held at 6pm at Black Oak Casino Resort’s Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are $100 per person and include a $25 free play coupon courtesy of Black Oak Casino Resort. Dinner is served by local “celebrities” who are elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries who volunteer to take part in the event.