Food and Resource Support Center of Truckee open, looking for partners |

Food and Resource Support Center of Truckee open, looking for partners

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in collaboration with other community organizations, opened the Food and Resource Support Center last fall in downtown Truckee to help people in need.

The FRSC provides a hot meal every Thursday between noon and 2 p.m., with the cooking and serving of the meal rotating among members of Assumption Parish, the Lutheran/Presbyterian Church, and the Church of the Mountains. They are currently looking for other churches or organizations to participate in the rotation. When guests come for the meal services are available to them, including the use of a shower, laundry facilities, computer and telephone (these services are also available on Tuesdays; see sidebar for hours of operation). Representatives from the Family Resource Center of Truckee and Agape Counseling provide counseling services to guests of the FRSC during the meal as well.

It is the goal of the FRSC to create (during the Thursday meal) a central and convenient hub of not only the Centerand#8217;s physical resources, but of human resources provided by the various agencies in the community.

The building is also being used by Project MANA for their operations. Assumption Parish provides office space, telephone service and utilities as a donation to Project MANA, who in turn arranges staffing for the FRSC.

Soon the FRSC will open a Clothing Closet for the distribution of used clothing in good condition. Donations of food and clothing can be brought to the FRSC during hours of operation. For monetary donations, please make checks payable to the Food and Resource Support Center and mail to the following: Food and Resource Support Center, c/o Assumption Parish, 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161.

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