What a year it has been. The year 2021 has come to a close, but the challenge of hunger within our community continues. The Emergency Food Bank is thankful to the community for it's generosity in donating food over the holidays, as thousands of individuals participated in the November and December Holiday Dinner giveaway events this year. The Food Bank staff, community volunteers and donors are all working together to make this year, 2022, a better year for our neighbors who are suffering from food-insecurity. We want you to remember that YOU ARE ESSENTIAL when it comes to fighting hunger within the community. We don't know what the year 2022 will bring, but we do know the following: Unemployment will continue. Food and gas prices will remain high. People will continue to turn to the Emergency Food Bank for help. The Emergency Food Bank WILL continue be here for the community, just like it has been for the past 54 years. The unwavering support of the San Joaquin County is what keeps our doors open. THANK YOU. As we begin the year 2022, let us remember that we can achieve much, when we work together.