Ending hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County

Our Impact

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. By collaborating with non-profit programs, private and public sector agencies and service organizations throughout Yolo County, we provide this food to 52,000 people in 19,000 households each month, distributing more than 4 million pounds of food annually.

Hunger in Yolo County

Despite being known for an abundant agricultural economy, food insecurity is an everyday concern for many Yolo County residents, with as many as 17% of the overall county population affected. As many as 1 in 4 children do not have enough to eat, senior citizens and rural residents are disproportionately impacted, as are the working poor and their families, the recently unemployed, veterans, students and migrant farm workers. By providing for the nourishment of our most vulnerable neighbors, the Yolo Food Bank is a partner in raising the quality of life for all for 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 And Capital Campaign

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Joy Cohan

Director of Philanthropic Engagement

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Kathy Barrientes

Capital Campaign Director

JodI Liederman

Donor Relations Specialist

Lauren James

Philanthropy Coordinator

christopher myers

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Programs

Cindy Pasko

Director of Programs

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Zane Hatfield

Agency Relations Coordinator

Yasmin Frausto

Volunteer and Food Drive Coordinator

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Liz Blum

Yolo Grown Program Coordinator

Aliyah Moreno

Yolo Grown Program Assistant

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Cristina Larsen

Grant Writer

Maggie Memmott

Grant Writer

Finance and Office

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Valerie Dennis

Administrative Manager

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Lorna Carriveau

Human Resources Advisor

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Sheryl Sullivan

Accountant

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Maria Gonzalez

Bookkeeping/Data Clerk

Bonnie Contreras

Receptionist

Warehouse And Operations

Corkey Mapalo

Director of
Warehouse Operations

Misty O'Donnell

Warehouse Manager

Colin Dawson Jr

Emergency Food Assistance Program Driver

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Alan Mapalo

Warehouse Maintenance

Leonard Ponce

Warehouse Lead Associate

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Charlie Cook

Warehouse Associate

Bridget Beal

Warehouse Associate

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Randall Cooksey

Warehouse Associate

Ed Ellis

Warehouse Associate

Brittany Montoya

Warehouse Associate

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Mark Feurstein

Warehouse Associate

Board of Directors

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

Lloyd Knox, Vice President 
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 

Jim Durst, Treasurer
Durst Organic Growers
Esparto, CA

Elizabeth Schmitz, Secretary
Community Member
Davis, CA 

Mike Campbell
President of California Stevia, Inc.
Clarksburg, CA

Employment

Yolo Food Bank provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants in all of our employment practices regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, uniform service-member status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Yolo Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunities: Yolo Food Bank is not currently hiring.

Internship Opportunities: Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our internship program or have an internship proposal.

Volunteer Opportunities: We have many ways to get involved if you would like to volunteer.

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