CORNING, CA – The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, recently held its second annual drive-thru food distribution event at The Links at Rolling Hills Casino and Resort. The Paskenta Tribe distributed food boxes to 2,500 Red Bluff/Corning households, with an overall value of $200,000. In addition, 150 volunteers came together to assemble and distribute food boxes to the community.
“As community partners, we are proud to continue supporting efforts that improve our communities and the quality of life in the region,” said Tribal Chairman Andrew “Dru” Alejandre. “We are also thankful to have received such overwhelming support from our volunteers whose efforts helped bring joy to families in our communities ahead of the holidays.”
The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation held its inaugural food box distribution event in 2020 where they provided food for 2,000 households in the community. This year, the foundation raised its contributions to provide food boxes to 500 more Red Bluff/Corning households. While most food boxes were donated at the event, the tribe partnered with a range of local organizations to identify and distribute boxes to 350 specific families in need. These organizations include: Red Bluff High School; Tehama County Department of Education; Tehama County Health Services Agency; Northern California Child Development, Inc. (NCCDI); Dignity Health; Tehama County Department of Social Services Foster/homeless program; Red Bluff High School; Centennial High School; and Evergreen Union School District.
As an economic driver in the region, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has established a long-standing commitment to help the community, having contributed over $9 million dollars locally through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation to benefit local health, safety and education programs.