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Donation helps Food Bank prepare for disaster

Posted: Friday, Jan 25th, 2013

Pacific Gas and Electric representative Wendy Sarsfield (from left), Second Harvest Food Bank Development Director Steve Bennett, PG&E representative Natalie Schaefer and Watsonville Mayor Lowell Hurst present a $10,000 check from PG&E to Second Harvest Friday for disaster relief funds. (Photo by Erik Chalhoub/Register-Pajaronian).

WATSONVILLE — In the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, scores of people whose lives were thrown into upheaval sought help at organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank.

Many of those organizations found themselves overwhelmed as they scrambled to help where they could.

“We served in two weeks what we normally serve in a year,” said Second Harvest Development Director Steve Bennett.

“It’s not a question of if, but when the next disaster will strike the Central Coast, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with PG&E to build emergency preparedness and resilience throughout the community,” Bennett said.

To help build up the organization’s stores and help organizers prepare for disasters such as floods and earthquakes, Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Friday gave the food bank a $10,000 donation.

For the complete article see the 01-26-2013 issue.

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