Recognizing a need in Sacramento County, Heroes of Human Services 2017 Award recipient, pediatrician Dr. Goore stepped up and implemented an innovative solution to provide relief from food insecurity in the community.
In 2014, Dr. Goore and her husband purchased a food truck to collect nutritious food to donate to local food banks, pantries and underserved schools. Since the fall of 2014, Reverse Food Truck has collected over 10,000 pounds of produce to provide to organizations such as the River City Food Bank and John Still Elementary School.
By parking the Reverse Food Truck at farmers markets and asking customers to buy produce to donate instead of asking for donations directly from farmers, it helps the farmers, fulfills a need in the community and supports Sacramento’s farm-to-fork movement.
“Dr. Goore's passion for helping our community reflects our community values,” said Sacramento County District 3 Supervisor Susan Peters, “Goore demonstrates how medical providers can help address health needs outside of the doctor's office.”
Heroes of Human Services Awards Nominations
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and Human Services Coordinating Council is looking for individuals for their 12th Annual Heroes of Human Services Awards to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding involvement and commitment to human services throughout Sacramento County.
If you know someone or group who has touched the lives of others through their advocacy, dedication and service with their volunteer efforts that go above and beyond the scope of their regular employment, nominate them for the Heroes of Human Services Award
by August 31.
Individuals/groups will be considered to receive the Heroes of Human Services Award from each of the five County Supervisorial districts, as well as possible honorable mentions.
Nominees must have demonstrated a commitment to human services through volunteer efforts to provide residents of Sacramento County with the resources, services, support or opportunities needed to enhance quality of life and social functioning.
Selection and Notification
A panel representing the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and the Human Services Coordinating Council will make the selection of honorees. Please note: no more than one representative from a particular group or organization will be selected. All honorees will receive notification.
All honorees will be publicly presented with a resolution from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors at the Human Services Recognition Ceremony at the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 700 H Street.