Welcome to the Food Bank of Nevada County

Hunger Knows No Season

Tis the season for colder weather, thoughts of the holidays to come, and seasonal workers travelling though our welcoming community. The holiday season brings out the generous spirit in our community as many families and individuals face food insecurity. John Candelaria, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Nevada County, would like everyone who visits or travels through Nevada County to know that if they are in need of food, they won’t be turned away. “We have plenty of food for everyone”, said Candelaria.  John’s mother, Toni Thompson always said “Hunger knows no season”, and he intends to honor her words. 

“No one should go hungry when visiting our community”, said Shawna Graves, Food Bank of Nevada County Warehouse Worker.  Anyone who is hungry can visit the Food Bank’s distribution sites (click link below) or drop by our warehouse during business hours; Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm.  For information call (530) 272-3796 or email foodbanknc@att.net   

We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.

The Food Bank of Nevada County

Our Programs

The Food Bank of Nevada County distributes community-donated food and USDA commodities from four locations in Nevada County throughout the month.  We also provide healthy school snacks and summer lunches to children of low-income families. Click below for more information on our programs.  

United Way of Nevada County helps fund Project H.O.P.E.

Our history

We began in 1986, as a small group of citizens who banded together to attempt to alleviate hunger in our community. 

Our mission

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

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

We love to hear from our friends, so please feel free to drop us a line.

Food Bank of Nevada County

310 Railroad Ave. #100, Grass Valley, California 95945

(530) 272-3796


Monday - Thursday: 9am - 3pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed