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Below are some links and information about local volunteer opportunities in the Rancho Cordova area.


Sewing Masks

Folsom Mask Makers is a rapidly growing group of volunteers responding to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the need for face masks in the community.  This team project, which was launched mid-March, has created over 32,000 DIY face masks for over 100 Greater Sacramento Area organizations, including hospitals, medical groups, dentists, care homes, schools, and emergency service agencies and also provides them to community members who need them.

Volunteers from Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties are sewing, washing, and ironing fabric, preparing sewing kits, and driving to pick up and deliver materials and finished products. Many of the volunteers are themselves healthcare providers, working long shifts and then volunteering in this effort. More volunteers are critically needed to meet the rising challenges and donations of materials such as 100% cotton fabric, elastic, vinyl and other materials are greatly appreciated. We are especially in need of people who can sew and help on our visual mask team in creating special masks that facilitate lip reading for the hearing impaired.

For further information about volunteering and making donations,
visit the Folsom Mask Makers Facebook Page.

 

Check out this video from Rancho Cordova resident and physician, Dr. Margaret E. Parsons, with tips on how to make your mask: 

 

 


Food & Supplies Drive

In cooperation with the Rancho Cordova Interfaith Council and
other area agencies, River City Christian is collecting food and supplies. 

 

 

The following items are needed:

• Cup of Soup
• Top Ramen
• Cup of Noodles
• Canned Soups (chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable)
• 7oz. canned beef ravioli, cheese ravioli, beefaroni,
spaghetti & meatballs or other pastas
• Vienna sausages
• Canned vegetables (corn, green beans or mixed veggies)
• Pork & beans
• Tuna
• Canned chicken breast
• Single serve mac & cheese
• Hand sanitizer
• Sanitizing wipes

Please deliver items to:
River City Christian
10933 Progress Court
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Drive Up and Drop Off Times:
   • Monday, April 6th  1:00pm – 3:00pm
   • Wednesday, April 8th  9:00am – 11:00am
   • Saturday, April 11th  9:00am – 11:00am
   • Monday, April 13th  1:00pm – 3:00pm
   • Wednesday, April 15th  9:00am – 11:00am
   • Saturday, April 18th  9:00am – 11:00am

 


Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack, which provides weekend food supplies for needy students, is moving to the Rancho Cordova Food Locker for distributions while schools are out of session.

Food is geared to elementary-aged students, but is available to any student 18 years and under. 

 

Rancho Cordova Food Locker is located at:
10497 Coloma Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Hours:
9:30am – 1:20pm
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

To Volunteer, call the Rancho Community Food Locker Operations Manager, Gregg Huestis, at (916) 364-8973
Or you can donate funds to help continue the program: Here

 


Great Plates

Great Plates is a program providing meals for seniors and high-risk individuals in the Rancho Cordova area.
For more information please read their flyer here: Great Plates Flyer

 


For more information about what the Rancho Cordova City Council
is doing to help residents during this time, please visit their website:

cityofranchocordova.org

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