Community Action of Napa Valley’s board of directors would like to thank Alfredo Pedroza, a member of CANV’s board and assistant vice president from Mechanics Bank, for choosing CANV as a beneficiary of Mechanics Bank’s local philanthropy.

For years, Mechanics Bank has supported the programs of Community Action. They were an inaugural sponsor of CANV’s annual Texas Hold’em Tournament and have steadfastly continued that sponsorship. In addition, Mechanics Bank gives support to Community Action through leadership on our board of directors and involvement with our programs and services.

Alfredo Pedroza, a lifelong Napa resident, is on the Community Action board of directors, where he has served as treasurer and as a member of our finance committee. He is also on the Napa City Council and is active with other nonprofit organizations in the community.

Community Action of Napa Valley is composed of the countywide Food Bank, Napa County’s only homeless shelters, Meals on Wheels; as well as senior nutrition, rental assistance, child development, culinary training for low-income and homeless people, and tobacco education and stop-smoking programs.

These programs exist because of the generosity of local people and local businesses giving what they can to help their neighbors. Every donation — no matter the size — helps local people out of poverty and empowers them to fully participate in our amazing community.

Since 1965, Community Action of Napa Valley has been increasing self-determination and self-sufficiency with low-income families, disadvantaged people and senior citizens throughout the Napa Valley.

From Calistoga to American Canyon, Lake Berryessa to Carneros and everywhere in-between, Community Action of Napa Valley develops and supports programs and services that are available to local people, giving them the emergency assistance they need today, along with the tools and skills to help themselves for the long run.

For more information, please visit CANV.org, or call me at 253-6100.

Drene Johnson

Executive director / Community Action Napa Valley

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