CA Gov Needs “Army Of Volunteers” For Food Banks

Courthouse News reports:

Courting an army of volunteers, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday urged healthy residents to fill in gaps at food banks and nonprofits overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.

California food banks have lost 70% of their staff in recent weeks and Newsom pushed those capable to sign up on a new state website that will connect volunteers to causes of their choice.

“There is so much inside of us in terms of our capacity to give and serve,” Newsom said. The goal of the volunteer website is to consolidate the registration process and allow Californians to choose from a variety of nonprofits.