Madera County Food Bank provides crucial need for many people in area

The food bank relies on volunteers for distribution, including these ladies who show up regularly in Oakhurst. From left are Kathy Posey, Bobbie Lowry, Tina Mendoza and Ginny Moody. Photos by Kellie Flanagan

Early on a weekday morning, the big Madera County Food Bank truck winds its way up into the foothills and volunteers emerge from the woodwork to deliver about three tons of commodities.

They unload fresh produce: apples, pomegranate seeds, oranges, squash and sweet potato; boxes are st...

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