Yolo Food Bank Distributes Additional Disaster Relief Grocery Cards to More Vulnerable Residents Affected by Power Outages

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Above Image: Yolo County Children’s Alliance Executive Director Jeneba Lahai Distributing Disaster Relief Grocery Cards in Clarksburg on January 5.

A second wave of disaster relief grocery cards will be distributed through the Food Bank’s partner agencies after a second storm left thousands without power

 

*Please Note: all disaster relief grocery cards have been distributed as of January 19, 2023.

With additional financial support from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Yolo Food Bank will coordinate the distribution of 1,700 additional disaster relief grocery cards after a second storm on January 8 left thousands more without power. Grocery cards are available while supplies last.

“We are grateful to our partner agencies who are working tirelessly to distribute the disaster relief grocery cards to the most vulnerable residents they serve, and to PG&E for generously providing a total of 2,625 grocery cards to date valued at $40 each,” said Yolo Food Bank Executive Director Karen Baker. “This effort is critical to individuals who face everyday food security concerns, the grocery cards give community members the ability to purchase replacement food or emergency food that meets their dietary needs and cultural preferences.”

“This continued series of powerful storms has caused numerous challenges due to downed trees, localized flooding, and repeated extended power outages,” stated Yolo County Supervisor Lucas Frerichs. “I’m grateful for the work of the Yolo Food Bank helping to provide emergency resources in this time of need for our residents and our communities.”

WHAT
Yolo Food Bank and its partner agencies are coordinating the distribution of 1,700 additional disaster relief grocery cards valued at $40 each for residents impacted by power outages.

WHO
Yolo Food Bank identified partner agencies located in the zip codes provided by PG&E with the highest concentration of power outages, who are consistently serving residents with access and functional needs facing food insecurity.

WHEN/WHERE
The distribution of gift cards will occur in the coming days. If you live in the cities of Clarksburg, Davis, Knights Landing, West Sacramento or Woodland and have been affected by power outages, please contact the partner agency listed in your city below. Grocery cards are available while supplies last.

WHY
The ongoing storms have left many vulnerable residents of Yolo County with extended power outages. With financial support from PG&E, Yolo Food Bank and its local partner agencies will provide gift cards to local grocery stores located in the vicinity of affected households including Raley’s (Woodland, Knights Landing), Walmart (Clarksburg), Nugget Markets (Woodland, Davis), and Grocery Outlet (West Sacramento).

If you or a friend or family member are experiencing these difficulties, please contact the organization listed in your city below to obtain a disaster relief grocery card, while supplies last. If you need additional food assistance please call 2-1-1 – this resource is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or visit yolofoodbank.org/findfood.

To be eligible for a disaster relief grocery card, individuals must be a resident of any city listed below that has been affected by the power outage. Disaster relief grocery cards are available while supplies last.


Second Disbursement of Grocery Gift Card Distribution Locations:


Clarksburg

  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance | 52910 Netherlands Ave, Clarksburg, CA | (916) 572-0560

Davis

  • Aggie Compass | Memorial Union, 1 Shields Ave Room 165, Davis, CA | (530) 752-9254
  • Empower Yolo | 441 D Street, Davis CA | (530) 757-1261

Knights Landing

  • Empower Yolo | 9596 Mill St, Knights Landing, CA| (530) 661-6336

West Sacramento

  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance | 1200 Anna St, West Sacramento, CA | (916) 572-0560

Woodland

  • Woodland Volunteer Food Closet |420 Grand Ave, Woodland, CA | (530) 662-7020
  • Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ | 470 Kentucky Ave, Woodland, CA | (530) 661-7488

*Please Note: Mercy Coalition (West Sacramento) and Meals on Wheels (Yolo County) are additional participating agency partners who have dedicated client lists for disbursement purposes.

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