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Calling all high school students with big hearts! ❤️

Are you looking for a meaningful way to volunteer in your community? Join us at Yolo Food Bank and make a difference on the fight against hunger in Yolo County! 💪

We also want to give a HUGE shoutout to the incredible ...BSU from Jesuit High School Sacramento who dedicated their time and energy last Friday! The group packed 250 boxes of produce and over 150 bags of shelf-stable food. Thank you for not only bringing great energy, but for your generosity of time as well! 🍎🙌

Ready to take action? Visit yolofoodbank.org/volunteer to get started today.

Group photo credit to Kieth Dabney.

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September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day, Americans of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join and lead community service projects to honor the lives and service of those we lost on September 11, 2001.

Let's come together to serve ...with neighbors and strangers alike to build important bridges in our communities. Share your good deed with #IWillFor911Day 🇺🇸

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Are you ready to step up for #HungerActionMonth?! 💪

It's harvest season in Yolo County and we NEED your help! Join us for a morning of harvesting pumpkin or squash at one of our partner farms. 🎃

Not only is harvesting a fun experience and opportunity to bond with other... volunteers, but it's also gratifying knowing that every piece of produce you pick will directly benefit our neighbors through our food distribution programs at Yolo Food Bank. ❤️

Sign up with your family, friends, or work team for a unique fall season activity together or sign up as an individual to come together with us and make a positive impact! ⭐

Take action against hunger & sign up today! 🧑‍🌾👉 yolofoodbank.org/volunteer

Hunger Action Month has begun! ⭐

Today, we extend our heartfelt thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Yolo County Children's Alliance and the team at Starbucks (@Starbucks @i5arenastarbucks) for kick-starting the month by taking action and volunteering at our distribution today. Your ...presence taking action against hunger is truly inspiring and let's keep the momentum going!

As we move forward into this month, we're gearing up for an abundant harvest of fresh produce. But, we can't do it alone! We need YOUR help to make a significant impact in the fight against hunger. 🌽🍅

Join us in taking action on hunger! Whether you're an individual, a group, or a business looking to give back, there are numerous ways to get involved. Every pair of hands counts, and every donation makes a difference. 💪

Here's how you can help:
➡️ Follow our page to stay updated on upcoming opportunities.
➡️ Visit our website at yolofoodbank.org/volunteer to sign up and find out more about how you can make a meaningful impact in your community.

Together, we can make Hunger Action Month a month of real change. Thank you for your support, and let's make this month one to remember! 💙🍽️

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Meet Whitney, our wonderful Programs Manager! 🤗

Whitney began with Yolo Food Bank as an Office Assistant and transitioned to the Programs Coordinator role, coordinating our Student Farmers Market and Eat Home Yolo program. Now, as an invaluable member of our programs team, she ...skillfully manages these crucial programs as our Programs Manager.

Hailing from Sacramento, Whitney believes what sets Yolo County apart is its rich farm culture and the abundance of fresh produce. She understands the value of Yolo Food Bank's connections with local Yolo County farmers and the ability to offer our community the goodness of fresh, local, and organic produce.

But for Whitney, her role isn't just about distributing food – it's about nurturing minds. She loves educating youth about nutrition and the origins of food, and helping them to learn that healthy, local options are within arm's reach. Moreover, Whitney's dedication extends to senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, and vulnerable homebound residents who lack transportation, ensuring they receive the care they deserve.

Her passion for working with these vulnerable community members has found its perfect match here, as she weaves her interests into a seamless tapestry of impact – working with children & adults in need, contributing to non-profits, and ensuring resources reach those who need them most.

Whitney, your journey and dedication light up our team and the entire Yolo community. Here's to more years of making a difference and inspiring us all. Keep shining bright! 💫🌻

On Monday, September 4, Yolo Food Bank office will be closed and service will be paused at the food distribution held at Home Church (108 W Woodland Ave). On Tuesday, September 5, our facility will reopen and our programming and distributions will resume as normal.

To view a full list of ...our public food distributions, visit yolofoodbank.org/find-food. Need further assistance? Call us at (530) 668-0690 or send us a message!

El Lunes 4 de septiembre, Yolo Food Bank estará cerrado y la despensa en Home Church en Woodland se cancelará.
Martes 5 de septiembre, nuestras despensas continuarán con normalidad.

Para ver una lista completa de nuestras distribuciones públicas: yolofoodbank.org/find-food. ¿Necesita más ayuda? ¡Llámenos al (530) 668-0690 o mandenos un mensaje!

It was an honor to be a part of the Inaugural Farmworker Day Resource Fair hosted by YoloWorks! 🧑‍🌾👨‍🌾

California is the top agricultural producer in the country and our food supply chain relies on a healthy and sustainable workforce. However, in 2016, California Institute ...for Rural Studies found that food insecurity among farm workers in Yolo County was almost three times the national average.

Meeting the nutritional needs of local farmworkers and their families in a dignified, culturally relevant manner is important to our mission. This event enabled us to provide resources for where to find food in Yolo County as well as give meal boxes, made possible by Sutter Health, directly to farmworkers and their families.

Thank you, Sutter Health for providing the nutritious and fresh food for us to deliver at this event. And thank you to YoloWorks, for coordinating this critical resource event for farmworkers and allowing us to take part! 🌱

The dried garbanzos are IN! We collected 10,000 POUNDS to distribute to the community! 🤩

If you've been following along with us, you'll know that earlier this season our volunteers hand-harvested matured, green garbanzo plants for community distribution and left a portion at ...River Garden Farms Co to bask in the sun for harvesting later in the season. (If you missed it, check out our post from July 27!)

Now that the crops have reached the peak of their sun-soaked goodness, we utilized a combine machine to reap (cut/gather), thresh (separate grain from plant), winnow (separate chaff from grain), and collect the rest of the batch!

From there, amazing volunteers stepped in to bag 2 pounds bags of the dried garbanzo beans for distribution. The bags also include directions for how to prepare the delicious legumes - and we turned to you on our social media stories to ask, what are your favorite dishes to prepare?

You submitted the BEST ideas with a diverse range of representation! Submissions included: Caldo de Pollo, Cowboy Caviar, A Summer Saute (with diced tomatoes, onions, zuchini, yellow squash, & topped with cheese), Chana Masala, and Hummus with Fresh Pita!

Have you tried any of these recipes before? What are other delicious garbanzo/chickpea recipes you enjoy? Let us know in the comments! 🤩👇

We are extremely saddened by the news of Supervisor Gary Sandy's passing and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Supervisor Sandy's contributions to Yolo Food Bank have been significant, and his legacy will continue to inspire us.

Because of his support, advocacy, ...and leadership, we have been able to better serve the 21,000 food insecure households throughout Yolo County who depend on our services monthly. Together, let's honor his memory by supporting one another and striving to make our community an even better place.

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