Yolo Food Bank Blog

Meet The Avalo Family

Meet the Avalos family! Yolo Food Bank Hunger Heroes Juana, Carolina, Vanesa, and Juan have volunteered with Yolo Food Bank for over two years. When the pandemic started, the Avalos family came across an “Eat Well Yolo” fresh food distribution at the West Sacramento City Hall building during their walk. They decided to volunteer as …

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Meet Dana

Meet Dana! Long-time Davis resident and Yolo Food Bank Hunger Hero volunteer, Dana Armstrong Hughes is the site lead for our “Eat Well Yolo” free, fresh food distribution at University Covenant Church in Davis. She began volunteering with us over two years ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Growing up, I took food production …

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USDA Funds to Strengthen Local Food System and Advance Nutrition Security

During a tour and press conference at Yolo Food Bank on July 27, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the signing of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of California under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA), designed to bolster local food and agricultural …

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Welcoming Karen Baker Executive Director

Yolo Food Bank Board of Directors announced the hiring of Karen Baker as executive director. “Karen’s executive-level experiences have given her invaluable insights into the nonprofit world, and we’re very excited about the leadership, perspective and skills that she’ll bring to [the food bank].” said Yolo Food Bank Board of Directors Chairperson Elizabeth Schmitz, in …

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Meet Pati

Meet Pati! Pati is a Dunnigan resident who first encountered Yolo Food Bank over a decade ago as a food recipient. Now she’s a Hunger Hero volunteer for Yolo Food Bank and has gotten her ENTIRE family to volunteer too! She’s the community’s go-to person when individuals have questions about food assistance programs and resources. …

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Flipping the Food System: Nourishing the Workers Who Nourish Us

What is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital without the people who harvest, process, transport, prepare, and serve our food? Food system workers were designated “essential” by the federal and state government at the onset of the pandemic, yet they’ve been our most essential workers all along, deserving of an equitable food system representative of their needs. “Flipping the …

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