Toni Thompson Memorial Garden Launch Party

Saturday, July 7th from 10am to 8pm, during the Nevada Grown Farm Trail, the Food Bank will be launching its newly named garden, with a community party complete with food and drinks (donation). 

Sadly, our community lost a true friend when Toni Thompson passed away last year. Now her son John Candeleria (the new Executive Director) is ready to breath some new life back in to his mother’s garden. With help from Sean Sullivan, the Food Bank’s Garden Coordinator (and local Chef) the garden is flourishing once more.  Sean, along with many volunteers, is hard at work bringing the garden back to life. Soon the garden will harvest fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables for those in need, and more. He is planning special events, classes, and much more. Sean is still in need of some items (tables, chairs, lighting, etc.)  to complete the garden. If you can help with any items, please contact the Food Bank of Nevada County.

Click below for more information on the garden. 

Nevada County Grown Farm Trail

The Food Bank of Nevada County will be participating in the Nevada County’s first annual Farm Trail Weekend on July 7 & 8, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Agricultural members of Nevada County Grown have joined together to celebrate the bounty that Nevada County has to offer.  Spend a day exploring the county’s beautiful tapestry of pastoral farms woven together by the heritage of farmers and ranchers with a commitment to local food production.

Participating farms and gardens, including the Toni Thompson Memorial Garden, will be opening their spaces to the public on this special weekend. You will have the opportunity to tour the farms and ranches and see their operations in action. You will have a chance to learn about their practices directly from the producers and be able to purchase value-added products as well. 

For the list of participating farms and ranches check out the NCG Farm Trail website.

WorldFest California 2018


The Food Bank of Nevada County will have a booth in the Conscious Living area during WorldFest. 

July 12-15, 2018  Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

Come say "hi"!


Past Events

Peanut Butter Round-Up

The community helped spread the love during the annual Save Mart #PeanutButterRoundup! from May 9-29!   People visited their neighborhood Save Mart to help feed hungry kids during the summer. When customers bought one Jif, Sunny Select or Adams peanut butter they received one of the same brand free to donate to our food bank. 

Turkey Tuesday was a huge success!

 Hundreds of turkeys, plus side dishes were distributed Nov. 21st during the first drive-thru Turkey Tuesday.  Thanks to everyone who donated to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Hunger knows no season.