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SHARING YOLO'S BOUNTY

Yolo Food Bank is ensuring holiday celebrations 
for 3,000 local families this season.

How many families’ Thanksgiving meals
will you provide at 
$50 each?

 

COVID-19 Relief Fund - Phase II

Why Your Support For Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors Is Urgently Needed NOW:

  • Demand tripled in 2020 and has not diminished
  • Yolo Food Bank relies primarily upon private donors – like YOU – to cover the $500,000 required monthly to ensure this elevated service
  • Pre-pandemic inequities in the food system and continued public health disruption are intensifying and exacerbating nutritional needs in Yolo County again this fall
Tens of thousands of Yolo County residents are making more than
60,000 visits to Yolo Food Bank distributions each month
for some or all of their daily nourishment.
 
Countless more neighbors in need 
– children, seniors, farm workers, homeless, students and others –
are struggling to meet their basic needs.
They are looking to us – and you – for assistance.

Please don't let them down at this time of continued crisis!

Yolo Food Bank COVID-19 Relief Fund, supplying needed food to residents devastated by the pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has increased demand for food assistance in Yolo County by more than 60%, and Yolo Food Bank is responding. Distributing approximately 800,000 pounds of food countywide per month. Providing nutrition safely to 6,000 senior citizens and other vulnerable residents. Ensuring daily meals for at-risk homeless sheltered in local motel rooms. Expanding and adapting distributions, including drive-through access locations.

COVID-19 DISASTER RESOURCES

Volunteer
During the Crisis

Delivery assistance, food distribution site monitors, packing and sorting, and other roles are needed on both an ongoing and occasional basis.

Donate to the
COVID-19 Relief Fund

Demand for food assistance has increased more than 60% and programs have adapted and expanded quickly to meet the need. Your support now saves lives.

Serving Yolo County's
Most Vulnerable

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Help Fund Our Mission

No One Should Go Hungry

Our Mission

Yolo Food Bank durably increases food and nutrition security and helps create an equitable and sustainable local food system by:
Connecting individuals and families to healthy, high-quality food and resources;
Collaborating with community partners to deepen outreach and address food needs; and
Convening key players in the community to assess progress and plan collective actions.

Yolo Food Bank's Countywide Work and Impact:
A Chat With Executive Director Michael Bisch

Feel inspired when you click below to listen in on a recent Indivisible Yolo podcast featuring Executive Director Michael Bisch. He shares the behind the scenes strategies and partnerships that drive Yolo Food Bank's mission to end hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County.
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WHAT WE DO

For 50 years, Yolo Food Bank has elevated the common good for the people and communities of Yolo County by fighting food insecurity. Founded as a volunteer-run backyard gleaning program, Yolo Food Bank has grown to an organizational network of staff, volunteers and more than 80 nonprofit partner organizations. We coordinate the storage and distribution of food from a network of growers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and grocery stores, while simultaneously cultivating new sources of food.

Our Programs

EAT WELL YOLO
Yolo Food Bank's Eat Well Yolo program distributes fresh produce weekly, providing Yolo County residents with fruits, vegetables, bread, dairy and other perishable goods. Fresh produce distributions are available to everyone. Please bring your own bag.
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EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP)
EFAP is a Federal program that supplements the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. Products vary, but often include non-perishable goods, frozen proteins, fresh produce and grains.
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KIDS FARMERS MARKET
Yolo Food Bank's Kids Farmers Market provides a free weekly after school farmers’ market for approximately 1,050 elementary school students at seven schools in Yolo County.
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NONPROFIT PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
"My partnership experience [with Yolo Food Bank] has been terrific. It has provided much needed goods and services for my residents, who have expressed a lot of appreciation. I am always able to find healthy food options, pantry staples as well as basic goods when I come." -Kylie French, Mercy Housing
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YOLO GROWN

Yolo Food Bank’s Yolo Grown program increases access to locally grown fresh produce among food-insecure Yolo County residents by building a network of partnerships with local farms and seed companies.​

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