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POP! A nonprofit 501c3 serving Shasta County since 1973
Please scroll below for a list of our major funders...
Our Parking Lot Re-hab Starts Soon --
This will be quite a project. All pavement will be removed, ground graded and then new pavement and a new fence will be installed. In a heavy rain, water sometimes comes right into the building so a new parking lot is a necessity. It will be to ADA standards. In addition, we have been plagued with occasional thefts where people have climbed or cut through our fence to steal items, break into our building and drain our truck's gas tank. So, like many businesses these days, we are having to bump up night time security measures and a sturdy fence will help. This project is funded by the federal CDBG capital funds.
Octuberfest with a Twist! OctoberFeast!
Our Annual Dinner & Silent Auction is held in, surprise, October!
Last year's event was a tremendous success!
Some local food producers also helped by donated some of their harvest:
Growing Local is a collaborative dedicated to forging partnerships and creating opportunities to increase local food production; connect consumers with their local food sources; improve nutrition and health; and reduce hunger. For more information about Growing Local or if you want to volunteer for events or be on a listserve for info and events you can email email@example.com You can also go to www.healthyshasta.org where Growing Local events are posted and there you'll also find a list of local food, farms and ranches who sell to the public.
Who knows what form Octuberfest will take this year!
Free Local Nonprofit
Human Bean Evenings
Join with other Human Beans throughout Shasta County and beyond! Invite your friends to your house or your colleagues to the lunchroom and we'll provide the Human Bean soup mix along with a host packet filled with information on hunger and homelessness in our area, conversation catalysts and suggestions on what people can do to help reduce hunger in Shasta County. Contact us if you'd like to host a Human Bean friend-raising event!
We're Working to Expand Community Radio!
Currently, KTHM is broadcasting in Red Bluff but has a permit to expand up to Shasta County.
Store and Food Bank and Resource Center Hours
POP! Super-Sized Thrift Store is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00. Due to limited staff, we can accept store donations between 10 and 4:30 weekdays and until 1 on Saturdays. If these donation hours do not work for you or you have a larger volume than 3 or 4 boxes or bags, or something you are unsure that we are able to use, please give us a call! 243-3811 Thanks, we can be flexible and truly appreciate your support!!!!!!
Food Bank & Resource Center Hours: 10:00 - 1:00 Monday - Friday. Clothing assistance is from 10 to 11:00
Monday - Friday. Our Food Bank is also open Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons by
appointment for people who cannot make it in during regular hours.
If you cannot arrive within program office hours, please call for assistance.
Each year, our food bank and resource center provides food for over 290,000 meals to more than 14,000 people who would have gone hungry otherwise. We also help in many other ways: information and advice over the phone and helping other agencies serve their individual clients or collaborating on ways to improve trends, services and better meet needs at the community level.
Hunger is a growing problem
too many in our own community face. Seniors who are homeowners and can't
afford to repair their roof; persons on an SSI disability income of
$900 per month, mothers who go without lunch at work so their children
have enough to eat; kids who arrive at school hungry; people working at
low-wage jobs whose utility, food, fuel, and rent bills keep rising
while wages are stagnant; and anyone who has been laid off and is trying
to hold their household together with an unemployment check.
Contact us for ways you can help! Here are some ideas:
POP is only able to help the community because individuals, businesses, churches
Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, the Susan Gimbel Foundation, McConnell Foundation, Redding Rancheria Community Fund, United Way of Northern California, Bank of America Foundation, Silverado Mortgage, Scott Valley Bank, Cornerstone Bank, North Valley Bank, Pilgrim Congregational Church, First United Methodist Church, First Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Temple Beth Israel, Unity of Redding, and Redding Unitarians.
We hope you find our web site useful. We often update and add new areas of information, so please come back to our website or e-mail us with any questions or suggestions you may have.
-- page update 1/20/2013
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