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.

The Face of Hunger

In many ways, America is the land of plenty; however, for approximately 1 out of 6 Nevada County residents, 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; although, the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. We might be surprised that we are in contact with people each day affected by hunger; and we may not even be aware of it.

These citizens 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. We hope and encourage you to expand your knowledge about America's hunger crisis.

Our Mission

The Food Bank of Nevada County obtains and distributes donated, surplus, and purchased food to people in need in Nevada County.

We are able to distribute nutritious food to low-income individuals and families in Nevada County.

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


We rely on and extremely appreciate the generous support of our local community volunteers.
Our devoted volunteers have been able to contribute up to 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 home-bound 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.
  • Outreach provides food assistance to home-bound 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 'Healthy Harvest' garden. We have since 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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