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Auburn Interfaith Food Closet extends hours beginning June 15

Jun 01, 2022 4:00 PM

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet (AIFC) will begin offering evening hours every Wednesday beginning June 15.

The hours will be from 4-7 p.m. each Wednesday, in addition to the food closet’s normal hours of Monday-Friday and the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

“We took a recent survey of our guest and one of the results that we discovered was the need for later hours, especially for those who may be working or have limited transportation during our normal business hours,” AIFC Director of Operations Sandy Bassett said. 

Said AIFC President Andy Hayes, “Our guests spoke, and we listened, and now we are pleased to offer these additional servicing hours. These extended hours will be staffed for those wishing to donate food as well.”

AIFC is grateful for the support of the community through donations and willingness to volunteer. The food closet has the resources to expand its services and continues to be dedicated to exploring more opportunities to serve those with hunger insecurities because of that generosity.

In need of food? AIFC serves individuals and families living in Central Placer County, from Loomis to Emigrant Gap and Lake of the Pines to Foresthill. There are no income requirements to register as an AIFC client. For more information, call 530-885-1921 or visit The AIFC is located at 1788 Auburn Ravine Road, just off the Foresthill exit on Interstate 80.

AIFC In The News

Participants walk along Lincoln Way to Walk to Stock the Food-Closet on Thanksgiving morning.

image of two young girls and a man helping out at the Food Closet Turkey Drive in November of 2021

Goal met: Auburn Food Closet events benefit 400-plus

Food Closet Turkey Drive, walk benefit 400-plus
Nov 30, 2021 3:00 PM

Because of many donations toward the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive and Walk to Stock the Food Closet, the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet (AIFC) was able to meet its goal of providing a turkey along with the holiday staples to more than 400 families in need this holiday season.

“The greater Auburn community has always been supportive of our annual holiday campaign to help feed those in need and we are grateful for their support,” AIFC President Andy Hayes said, also thanking the volunteers who worked many hours to make the events happen.

AIFC Vice President Judi Whitman said, “Many of our clients have commented that if it were not for these events, they would not have had such a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.”

“It was great to see so many people from our community show up to the Walk to Stock and support this worthy cause,” said Peter Clark, AIFC board member.

Here is a summary of the events:

Turkey Drive

  • More than 400 turkeys were provided by the community at the sixth annual Auburn Community
    Turkey Drive.
  • Every person who registered was able to receive a turkey, and the extra turkeys will now be provided to AIFC clients over the next month.
  • The Virtual Turkey Drive raised enough money to cover all costs of the program.

Walk to Stock

  • More than 485 friends, family, neighbors and dogs joined AIFC on Thanksgiving morning in the 11th annual
    Walk to Stock the Food Closet event.
  • This program was started by parents of a local school and transitioned to an AIFC-sponsored event in
    2018. The 5k/10k event is totally voluntary with people invited to walk or run the route.
  • Voluntary donations poured in, netting nearly $9,000, which will be used to support AIFC programs.
  • Additional, more than 100 food items were brought and donated. These will be distributed to AIFC clients over the next few weeks.

AIFC recognized the winners of the 5k/10k race:

  • 5k winners: Jesse Redding (first), Anna Soares (second) and Micah Redding (third).
  • 10k winners: Daniel Buettner (first), Andrew Justus Fritz (second) and Dillon Holloway (third).

With the community’s generosity, the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet was able to provide turkeys to more than 400 families, and extra turkeys will be provided to clients over the next month.

Credit: Courtesy of Isabelle Gaultier/AIFC

image of Members of the community gathered in Central Square on Thanksgiving to Walk to Stock the Food Closet

Members of the community gathered in Central Square on Thanksgiving to Walk to Stock the Food Closet. Credit: Courtesy of Isabelle Gaultier/Auburn Interfaith Food Closet

image of Participants walk along Lincoln Way to Walk to Stock the Food-Closet on Thanksgiving morning

Participants walk along Lincoln Way to Walk to Stock the Food Closet on Thanksgiving morning.
Credit: Stacey Adams – Auburn Journal

 Events and Community Initiatives

Empty Bowl (March)

Virtual Easter Drive (March & April)

Big Day of Giving (May)

Stuff-A-Bus (June)

Summer Youth Program (June – September)

Hunger Action Month (September)

Turkey Drive (November)

Walk-To-Stock The Closet (November)