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To end hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County.

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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For nearly 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, the Yolo Food Bank has grown to an organizational network of staff, volunteers and nearly 70 partner agencies. 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

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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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.
Yolo Food Bank's Kids Farmers Market program provides a free weekly after school farmers’ market for over 700 to 875 preschool and elementary school students at seven schools in Yolo County.
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Yolo Food Bank’s Yolo Grown program increases access to and consumption of Yolo County grown fresh produce among food-insecure Yolo County residents by building a network of partnerships with local farms and seed companies.
"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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…we asked our families to complete a survey about the past school year and the Kids Farmers Market was rated as the most valued event for fostering a sense of community at Winters Elementary. The surveys also indicated a strong desire for a better focus on healthy eating and living.

Gregory Moffitt, Vice Principal

Farmers and ranchers involved in agriculture are among the most generous people in our society and Yolo County is no exception. Shared Harvest proposes that growers set aside the harvest from a portion of their farm or the proceeds from that portion for the Food Bank.

Jim Durst, Durst Organic Growers
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