The Food Bank collects and distributes
nutritious high-quality food to help people who cannot afford to buy
Low-income people of all ages are welcome: regardless of immigration
You will be treated with dignity and respect.
Monthly Food Distributions
We distribute community-donated food and USDA commodities from four locations
in Nevada County throughout the month. To find out if you qualify, you
may call our office at 530-272-3796, or visit one of our sites. For site
locations and times, please click here.
(download a pdf file)
If you are unable to make it to a distribution site due to a medical
condition and qualify for USDA commodities based on income guidelines,
then you are eligible to be in our Outreach Program. Please read our Outreach
Guidelines, and call our offices at 530-272-3796. We require a doctor's
note to verify that you are homebound.
1) School Snack Program
The Schools Snack Program was set up in 2004, to feed school children
who would otherwise go hungry until lunch. Since the beginning of the
School Snack Program, teachers have noticed an increase in the level of
attention from their class and an overall improvement in the grades of
the children who were not previously eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast.
All snacks are nutritious and low in sugar.
Contact your child's school to find out if
they have a program receiving services from the Food Bank and if your
child is eligible to attend. If you are an instructor with a program or
classroom that you feel can use the help of Project H.O.P.E., please contact
our office at (530) 272-3796, Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Below are some statistics of the program.
School Year 2011-2012
- Total schools: 12
- Total kids: 1575
- Total snacks: 7875 weekly
School Year 2010-2011
- Total schools: 17
- Total kids: 1899
- Total snacks: 9495 weekly
School Year 2008-2009
- Total schools: 17
- Total kids: 2,307
- Total snacks: 11,535 weekly
2) Summer Lunch Program
The Summer Lunch Program was set up for the low-income children who would
normally qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year. We
distribute lunches Monday through Friday for 10 weeks in the summer, running
right up to the day school starts.
All lunches that we supply are government
mandated to be healthy and balanced. Each year we provided 4,500 lunches
to hungry children in Nevada County. To find out where lunches are distributed
or to become a Summer Lunch site, please contact our office at (530) 272-3796.
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