At the recent bi-monthly meeting of the El Dorado County Local Disaster Council in Placerville, The Food Bank’s founder and executive director Mike Sproull was the guest speaker. The council is composed of one appointed member from each of the county’s supervisorial districts and one from each city. Its role is to monitor the county’s emergency response readiness and to advise the supervisors concerning planning and preparedness. Attending the meeting were representatives from many county agencies and organizations who work closely with the council in its efforts. Sproull spoke in depth about the food bank, its 12 year history, mission and plans for the future. In his presentation, he highlighted the importance of community involvement, awareness and participation in our county’s ongoing disaster preparedness. He emphasized that the food bank would like to be more involved, not only with this effort, but with public outreach and education as well. Sproull introduced the food bank’s new Mobile Emergency Outreach program that will launch in the next few months. The food bank partners with a collaborative network of more than 30 charitable resources. It includes emergency food closets, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers and more. For more information, visit foodbankedc.org or call (530) 621-9950.