HEART OF OUR MISSION
The FOOD BANK of NEVADA COUNTY, Calif.
is a non-profit food assistance agency
providing food distribution
and nutrition education
to hungry individuals and families.
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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.
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
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
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
- 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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