$800 Emergency Grant Helps Gridley Food Bank

Foundation Provides Emergency Grant for Gridley

Chico, California (January 7, 2008)
– North Valley Community Foundation is providing an $800 grant to assist the
Gridley Gleaners in re-establishing their food bank following storm damage to
the building they were occupying. This grant is provided on behalf of the Emil
and Leonora Stiefvater Charitable Fund, recently established through the estate
of Emil Stiefvater at the North Valley Community Foundation for the benefit of
local seniors.

The Gridley Gleaners operate the
Senior Food Distribution Center
, providing food bags to
approximately 150 seniors and low income individuals every week. “I am still in
shock, “states Gleaners president Selma Ferry. ”After the roof on our building
was damaged in last week’s big storm, they boarded it up and we lost access to
all our supplies and equipment. We have another building we can move into, but
that will take all the funds we have.”

“The managers of the Emil and
Leonora Stiefvater Charitable Fund called us immediately upon hearing the news
of the damage to the food bank,” states Alexa Valavanis, NVCF CEO. “They were
eager to help in any way they could. We are very pleased to be able to help this
group continue to provide a vital service to Gridley seniors and low income
residents.” The Gridley Gleaners is operated entirely by volunteers. Additional
financial assistance is still needed to re-stock the Food Bank.

NVCF is a nonprofit, philanthropic
organization that builds financial resources to meet community needs through
grants and programs. With net assets of approximately $5 million, NVCF provides
financial and administrative services to donors, professional advisors and
nonprofit organizations with the goal of enriching the quality of life of its
community members. Since 1989, hundreds of individuals, families, businesses,
and community groups have established funds at the Foundation. NVCF is located
at 3120 Cohasset Rd., Suite
in Chico, California, (530) 891-1150. Visit their
website at www.nvcf.org for additional

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