Organic Valley, a La Farge, Wis.-headquartered dairy cooperative, and Vista, Calif.-based organic soap-maker Dr. Bronner's are partnering with the Colorado nonprofit GrassRoots Alliance, through the Grassroots Aid Partnership, to deliver food and aid to those affected and displaced by the Camp Fire in Northern California. The group is partnering with the North State Food Bank (NSFB) in Oroville, Calif., to assist in the distribution of aid from Organic Valley and Dr. Bronner's to thousands of families affected by the devastation.
NSFB has a proven track record of efficient food distribution in Northern California, Organic Valley noted. In 2017 alone, NSFB distributed more than 800,000 pounds of food to 52 partner agencies and food pantries locally and distributed more than 40,000 emergency food boxes in five counties covering a 12,000-square-mile radius.
Organic Valley said it is committed to working collectively with relief organizations and local community partners through Grassroots Aid Partnership to help those impacted by natural disasters such as the Northern California Camp Fire.
"Organic Valley has been on the front line in responding with in-kind products, equipment, volunteers and financial support through many disasters over the years," said George Siemon, CEO and a founding farmer of Organic Valley. "It has been rewarding to me personally, along with staff and many of our farmers, to serve in these times of disaster. We are humbled to offer support to the many victims and volunteers that are dealing with the vast devastation in California."
For individuals and organizations interested in donating in support of current Camp Fire relief efforts, visit www.grassrootsaidpartnership.org.