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The Food Bank of El Dorado County works with with local community groups to provide nutritious food to people in need.

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Housing Vouchers to Be Distributed Throughout County

El Dorado County Public Housing Authority will distribute 70 emergency housing vouchers via the Front Door. Those eligible for the vouchers include both individuals and families who are homeless, have fled domestic violence, and other unstable/dangerous situations.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Volunteers Needed for Home-Delivered Meal Program

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is seeking dedicated volunteers for its home-delivered meals program. Each volunteer generally works one day each week on an assigned route, delivering meals between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

(May 2, 2022) → Read the full Village Life report

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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Help provide emergency CPR

North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is asking CPR-trained residents to become part of the free PulsePoint program in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nev. The mobile app alerts CPR-trained residents of cardiac events in their vicinity so they may …

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Mental Health and the Homeless: Newsom’s CARE Court Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new CARE Court plan aims to get homeless Californians experiencing mental health problems into treatment and off the street. But can it actually work?

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What’s the Best Way to Celebrate César Chávez Day?

Californians have the perfect opportunity to remember César Chávez by making March 31 a day of service.

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Vodka sales aid Ukrainian refugees

Rocket Vodka is donating 100 percent of the profits in March to Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen to help feed the Ukrainian refugees welcomed by the Polish people. Owner and founder Dariusz Paczuski, a Polish immigrant, has teamed …

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Give Back Tahoe’s Biggest Season

A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

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Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

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California’s History of Civic Engagement, Explained

California’s history of people getting directly involved in the affairs of government dates back more than a century, but it has sometimes been coopted by business and other interests.

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