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Reduced Prices On Food Available To Area Residents In Need

The local food bank now offers a co-op grocery program.

Western Eagle Foundation announced Tuesday that it will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a new partnership.

The Temecula-based food bank has partnered with Golden Share Foods on its new co-op grocery program.

The program will allow individuals and families to save up to 40 percent off of their monthly grocery bill. Food box options include basic, veggie, breakfast, lunch, steak, mega meats and seafood, and range from $20 to $36 per box. Additional benefits of the program include:

  • Online ordering
  • Convenient pick-up locations throughout Southern California
  • Quality, diverse and nutritious food options
  • No minimum income qualifications or requirements

“For years we have been able to fulfill our mission to feed the hungry through our Project Food Box program," Western Eagle Foundation CEO Todd Sieja said. "By combining our efforts with Golden Share Foods, our outreach opportunities multiply and customers receive more options and benefits.”

Interested shoppers can visit Western-eagle.org for more information.

Reverend Smith February 20, 2013 at 05:18 AM
"No minimum income qualifications or requirements" ?
Alek J Hidell February 20, 2013 at 02:50 PM
What obvious scam is this? do they receive any subsidies from government?
Lauren Vento February 20, 2013 at 05:09 PM
There have been programs like this for YEARS. This isn't a scam, its a real program to help families get food when they don't qualify for assistance. Its a wonderful program!
Reverend Smith February 20, 2013 at 10:54 PM
People who receive assistance but don't qualify for assistance are moochers. I've seen them pull up to the food giveaways hereabouts in their brand new SUVs with dealer plates. This is one reason our economy is so broken. Assistance is going to those who are just using it to reduce their grocery bill. In the meantime, the real needy don't even have a car to drive to the giveaway.
Arthur Spooner February 21, 2013 at 04:52 AM
The way I see it, if someone is collecting benefits when they shouldnt be and they are cheating the system. They are in big trouble on judgement day. Programs were created for the needy. Disability was created for the disabled. When people cheat the system and fake their needs or illnesses they are committing major sin. Karma is not your friend in these cases. look out! People seem to not have a conscience any longer. Collecting benefits you do not deserve is wrong.
Arthur Spooner February 21, 2013 at 04:55 AM
Food stamps and food banks should offer the bare minimums , cereals, milk , cheese, bread, some meats, beans, rice , bananas. No one should be able to buy ice cream, cookies, soda, etc... with food stamps. You want the expensive junk, get a job.
jill smith February 21, 2013 at 08:06 AM
Good point Arthur, and anyone that denies there is fraud waste and abuse, to attempt to make others feel guilty is just foolish, and full of hate and anger.
Artemis Gordon February 21, 2013 at 03:21 PM
It would appear to those that can see beyond their noses that we are no longer a Constitutional Republic. That through an insidious bloodless coup via massive voter fraud and a complicit media the marxists and socialists have finally broke the back of the Constitution and our once great nation is now nothing but a wallowing socialistic democracy mired in debt and entitlements. The idle majority led by the media and our traitorous elected officials are aggressively dictating to the working minority. The terms they’ve set will see nothing less than the complete and utter destruction of us all culminating in our usurpation and colonization by foreign nationals.
Martha L. Bridges February 21, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Oh my god, oh my god, sound the alarms and get ready for some angry, vengeful unnamed god's dire judgement day. Arthur and Jill are just sure there is a whole army of cheaters and fakers who are rushing out to defraud the support systems for people who have fallen on hard times. To hear them tell it, these people should be limited in there selection of food and products that can be bought with food stamps or provided with assistance or charity. I notice Arthur's 'food police' list would ban these families from having fresh veggies, eggs, a can of tuna, a package of pasta or even some toilet paper. Good gosh, they might even want some tooth paste or mouth wash or laundry soap. How dare these people think they should be allowed such LUXURY items? After all, isn't it the goal to make these people, some desparate to feed their children, feel even more poor, downtrodden and miserably ashamed because they need help? Their judgemental comments are full of hate, distrust and a huge amount of anger for people they have never even met and cannot possibly know Of course, there is always some waste and fraud, and it should be addressed, but not by condemning these necessary support programs. Perhaps Arthur would like to seek out one of his local girl scout troops and tell them their cookies are just 'expensive junk'. Actually, why stop at the local level, just go straight to the scouts national headquarters and condemn the whole girl scouts cookie sales program.

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