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Ending Hunger and Malnutrition in Yolo County

About Yolo Food Bank

For 50 years, Yolo Food Bank has elevated the common good for the people and communities of Yolo County by reducing poverty and elevating food security. Founded as a volunteer-run backyard gleaning program, Yolo Food Bank now is a Feeding America partner serving the nutrition needs of more than 45,000 Yolo County residents each month.

Yolo Food Bank coordinates the recovery, collection, and storage of more than six million pounds of food annually from a network of grocers and retailers, farmers, processors, and distributors.  Through collaborations with the private sector, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations throughout Yolo County, this food is provided to those who struggle in the community via 130 distributions each month and more than 80 local food pantries, senior meal delivery programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, migrant centers, college campuses, mental health and recovery facilities an more.

Despite being known for an abundant agricultural economy, food security is an everyday concern for many Yolo County residents, with nearly half of the population earning less than what they need to meet their basic needs each month.  Working families and their children represent the majority of those served, and senior citizens and rural residents are impacted disproportionately. By nourishing our most vulnerable neighbors, Yolo Food Bank plays a vital role in advancing the quality of life for all who live and do business in Yolo County.

Our Team

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Michael Bisch

Executive Director

Michael Bisch joined Yolo Food Bank in January 2018, bringing an accomplished background in business management and nonprofit board leadership with him to the position. Following his undergraduate education in Business Administration, he launched an extensive career in mortgage lending and international corporate finance (multi-currency, syndicated lending for corporations, sovereigns, projects and aircraft). A self-employed entrepreneur for the past 19 years, Michael has been the owner/operator for nine years of Davis Commercial Properties, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm. During this time, he has brokered numerous commercial leasing transactions and real estate sales, performed major renovations of downtown Davis commercial properties and most recently was instrumental in the successful entitlement of the Davis Hyatt House project.
As president of the nonprofit Davis Downtown organization for four years, Michael acquired deep knowledge of nonprofit management best practices. He is a co-founder of JumpStart Davis, Pollinate Davis and the first downtown Davis artist studios. Additionally, he provided volunteer service to the Downtown Parking Task Force, the steering committee for Pathways to Employment, convened the first meetings of what became the Davis Arts Alliance, authored the Yolo County Economic Development Proposal, co-authored the City of Davis response to UC Davis innovation center’s Request for Expressions of Interest and further lent his talents and expertise to numerous other arts, economic development and planning efforts in Yolo County.
At this time of transformation for Yolo Food Bank, Michael’s unique qualifications enable him to guide the organization with a balance of innovation and stability, blending business acumen with a passion to serve. Michael’s leadership is keenly focused upon the need for our community not just to survive, but to thrive.

Philanthropic Engagement

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Joy Cohan

Director of Philanthropic Engagement

Gerad Borrego

Philanthropy Officer

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Austin Cooper

Community Opportunities Officer

Lauren Rodriguez

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

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Bonnie Contreras

Philanthropy Coordinator

Programs

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Zane Hatfield

Director of Programs

Hazel Critchfield

Program Coordinator

Yasmin Frausto

Volunteer Coordinator

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EMMA VIEIRA

Nonprofit Partner Coordinator

Aliyah

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Yolo Grown Program Coordinator

Robb Davis

COVID-19 Response Coordinator

Accounting

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Sheryl Sullivan

Director of Accounting

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Maria Gonzalez

Bookkeeper

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Sheryl Sullivan

Director of Accounting

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Maria Gonzalez

Bookkeeper

Rebekah Couch

Office Assistant

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Lorena Gonzalez

Office Assistant

Administration

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Valerie Dennis

Director of Administration

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Lorna Carriveau

Human Resources Advisor

Rebekah Couch

Office Assistant

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Lorena Gonzalez

Office Assistant

Rebekah Couch

Office Assistant

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Lorena Gonzalez

Office Assistant

Warehouse and Operations

Corkey Mapalo

Director of Operations

Misty O'Donnell

Warehouse Manager

Bridget Beal

Nonprofit Nutrition Center Lead

Leonard ponce

Warehouse Lead

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Nickole Ade

Warehouse Associate

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Charlie Cook

Warehouse Associate

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Randall Cooksey

Warehouse Associate

Ed Ellis

Warehouse Associate

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Roland Millspaugh

Warehouse Associate

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Brittany Montoya

Warehouse Associate

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ISAIAH MORA-LARSCHEID

Warehouse Associate

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Alan Mapalo

Warehouse Maintenance

Board of Directors

Tom Muller, President 
Partner Farmer/Muller Ranch
Woodland, CA

Elizabeth Schmitz, Vice President
Community Member
Davis, CA

Jim Durst, Secretary
Durst Organic Growers
Esparto, CA

Jennifer Engstrom, Treasurer
Owner, Grocery Outlet – West Sacramento

West Sacramento, CA

Donald Hartman
HR Director, Sutter Health
Davis, CA

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