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Give back to the community at Fair’s Jr. Livestock Auction

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Tessa Marguerite
07/18/2014 9:08 AM

At the Jr. Livestock Auction during the Amador County Fair, there will be an opportunity to support both the local community and the Interfaith Food Bank by purchasing an animal and donating it to the Food Bank. The frozen meat can then be used throughout the year, thus decreasing the issue of an over-abundance during the holidays and insufficient food supplies in summer months.

The auction will take place on the last day of the fair, which is Sunday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. After bidding on and purchasing an animal at the auction, check the purple section of your sales slip labeled, “Donate the animal to the Food Bank.” Then simply designate Swingle Meats for processing, and your tax deductible donation will be on its way.

Interfaith Food Bank Executive Director Tom Thompson said that although this method of donating has been available in previous years at the fair, he is hoping “to get the word out to the community” so that it will be more acknowledged by the public. The Food Bank provides meals to more than 70 families each day, with about 65 volunteers working during the week to fill the orders for food requests that amount to a whopping 1,230 bags per month.

For more information about the Jr. Livestock Auction, or how to get more involved in the community by volunteering at the Food Bank, contact Tom Thomson, at 

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