10497 Coloma Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA | Directions 9567038.603334 -121.301780
Great & helpful idea, but...... – But Better attention to detail goes a long way. Majority of food was old and long past old. I hope people will continue to donate and help out the needy. Becuz they need all the help they can get.
I would rate 4 stars if some of food wasnt old.... im not sure how they can pass out old stuff.
Awsome food closet! – I love this food closet! They are always polite and helpful. They give out quality food and a large amount compared to others. I would recommend it to anyone, and I do.
To anyone and everyone who has ever had an unpleasant experience with the food locker, I offer our most sincere apology.
Since our creation in 1987 the Cordova Community Food Locker has provided almost 10 million meals to those in need in our community. We are staffed by volunteers from over 20 churches as well as many fraternal organizations (including the Boy Scouts and the National Guard) and businesses in Rancho Cordova. We have received awards from every level of government from the City to Washington. Because our existance is based upon the continued generosity of the greater Rancho Cordova Community, even the most innocent error in judgment on our part or misinterpretation has the power to stiffle our ability to carry out our ministry; which is not only to provide for those who cannot provide for themselves and do it with dignity, but also to acknowledge on their behalf the generosity of loving and caring individuals.
In the 20+ years of operation we have made our share of mistakes. But I can say with absolute certainty that NO ONE has ever been turned away. Except in unusual circumstances, volunteers are not permitted to remove food from the premises.
As the food locker director I am committed to fighting hunger in our community. As such, I am ALWAYS open and available to discuss ways of improving our operation.
I can be reached through the food locker. Again, I apologise.
Shame on You – The economy may be rebounding, but that news has been slow to reach the streets, where family's may be having a tough time. The food bank in Rancho Cordova had come up on my web search for food donations. I called the Food Bank today and asked what they were in need of. I was told Baby Food, Diapers, and Turkeys.
I was running out of time to get the food and diapers to 10497 Coloma Rd, before 1:30PM. When I pulled up to the location I had an uneasy feeling. But knowing I had two turkeys and a number of bags of canned and boxed food and diapers that I wanted to donate in my car. I didn't know where to take the food, due to the people standing around and eating I walked up to a table and before I could say anything a lady said, "GREAT THOSE LOOK LIKE GOOD ONES", as she winked at his older man, then a man said in a mean voice... set them up there. I set the turkeys on a table and walked back to my car to get the bags of food. While doing so, I noticed he was walking to the parking lot with the two turkeys I just set on the table, when our eyes met he turned around and took the turkeys to a shed. Never did I hear thank you, would you like a reciept, or even kiss my ass.
I have learned a hard lesson today after spending $90.00 on donations. Next time I'll find a family in a store that looks like their in need and buy them food.
My question is. How much of the food that is donated, goes home with people that help out at this food bank. How many people are turned away that are need of a little help because of the so called help at this food bank taking the food home for their use.
FOOD DONATIONS – I HAVE USED IT A FEW TIMES. A GOOD PART OF WHAT I GOT WAS VERY MUCH OUT OF DATE AND NOT USABLE. ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE ATTENTION PAID TO WHAT THEY GIVE OUT AS FAR AS MAYBE BEING ABLE TO PUT A MEAL TOGETHER INSTEAD OF A HOD-PODGE OF THINGS.
WHILE I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR HELP, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM GIVE MORE USABLE
SELECTION OF THINGS TO PEOPLE.
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