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Letter Carriers Food Drive  PosterThe Food Bank of Nevada County, CA is a non-profit food assistance agency providing food distribution and nutrition education to hungry individuals and families. Help fight hunger by donating or volunteering.

Go to Special Events page to learn more about "NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" Event.

The Face of Hunger

In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. We all know and are in contact with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it.

These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Most of us simply have no idea. It's time to educate ourselves about America's hunger problem.

What We Do

We obtain and provide donated, surplus, and purchased food to people in need in Nevada County.

We distributed nutritious food to low-income individuals and families in Nevada County.

We provide food efficiently through our Food Bank Programs and by collaborating with a network of partner agencies.

     We rely on the generous support of our community volunteers. Our volunteers contributed nearly 5,000 hours of service
per year.

Who We Serve

We serve an average of 4,250 individuals each month, and the numbers are still rising. The people we serve are low-income individuals, low-income families with children, and seniors.

Food Bank Programs

The Food Bank of Nevada County operates direct-service programs for homebound individuals and seniors, low-income families with children, and individuals:

  • Monthly Distributions through the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP), provide monthly food assistance to low-income individuals and families with children.
  • Emergency Food Distribution provides emergency food to clients in dire need of food to get by on a short-term basis.
  • Outreach provides food assistance to homebound individuals.
  • Project H.O.P.E. provides school snacks and summer lunches to children from low-income families.
  • Healthy Harvest Project  2011 was an exciting start to our garden. Now in 2012, we have expanded it by 75% allowing us to provide much needed FRESH vegetables for our clients, something that is very hard for us to come by.

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