Food Bank of
Nevada County

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. and the Summer Lunch Program!

Our history

The Food Bank of Nevada County 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. 

Hunger Knows No Season

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   

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Click here for directions.

Food Bank of Nevada County

310 Railroad Avenue, Grass Valley, California 95945, United States

Call (530) 272-3796 for more information



9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm