SaddleBrooke Outreach Happenings

SaddleBrooke Ranch volunteers helped sort and box over 25,500 pounds of food donated by SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents.

2019 SBCO food drive breaks all records

Nancy McCluskey-Moore and Robert L. Wample

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) and Tri-Community Food Bank (TFB) are grateful to the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who supported this year’s tremendously successful food drive. This year’s effort brought in over $68,000 in cash donations (a 32% increase over last year) and just over 25,500 pounds of food.

Cynthia Chevalley, Chairperson of TFB, stated, “The Board and I are so very appreciative of the response to the SBCO food drive. The food donations and the money raised will help to meet approximately 60% of the needs of our clients, including 700 children and 300 seniors living in our service area. We are deeply grateful to all who supported this food drive.”

Bob Wample, the SaddleBrooke Ranch coordinator, would like to thank the following Unit Coordinators for all their help: Ted Wierman, Dale and Jeff Farland, Mike McGinnis, Gary Lohman, Les and Leslie Brown, Susan Engebretson, Betty and Dick Ryan, Anthony Zoellner, Terry Zimmerman, John Green, Robert Washburn and Michael and Jeanne Bosky. SaddleBrooke Ranch residents contributed nearly $30,000 and 240 bags of food.

Next year’s Food Drive will be held on March 21, 2020. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Bob Wample 559-696-3769 or send an email to [email protected].

A recycling container full of aluminum cans produces funding for SBCO programs that improve the lives of local children.

SBCO recycles aluminum cans

Over nearly two decades, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has recycled donated aluminum cans to raise funds for clothing, food and educational programs that benefit children in nearby communities. To date, this program has raised almost $50,000, but just as importantly, it has kept a tidal wave of recyclable cans from reaching the landfill.

To recycle bags or boxes full of aluminum cans, simply turn off Ridgeview at the driveway for 40007 S. Ridgeview Drive (a green sign marks this as the entrance to pickleball parking). The recycling container is located on the left as you drive in from Ridgeview toward the pickleball courts and RV parking area. Simply drive up to the recycling bin and deposit the cans. Please be sure take your bag, box or other container home with you since items other than aluminum cans in the bin result in an extra handling fee. Every three or four months, the container is replaced and SBCO reaps the rewards of your recycling efforts.