Submitted By: IMPERIAL VALLEY FOOD BANK
From Imperial Valley Food Bank
April 20, 2009
16 Birch Hill Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
I am writing to send a big thank you for the generous $$$$ gift to Imperial Valley Food Bank. Your dollars have already been put to work and are helping to change lives at this very moment.
Each month, thousands of local residents with limited income are faced with a difficult decision: to pay bills or put food on their tables. In many cases, they feel compelled to choose the shelter and security of their homes or the necessity of their utilities or medical treatment as their top priority, and fill their stomachs – and those of their family – with whatever money is left.
As you know, this past year, the state of our economy has led to a nation-high unemployment rate in our county, resulting in a significant increase in the number of residents needing our assistance. This has made our need for public support more critical than ever.
I thank you again for your kindness and compassion toward those who find themselves in need during these tough times. Please visit our website to learn more about how your kindness is helping change lives in California’s Imperial Valley.