Our Programs

Monthly Food Distributions

We distribute community-donated food and USDA commodities from four locations in Nevada County throughout the month.  Click below for site locations and times.  If you have any questions please call our office at 530-272-3796.  

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Project H.O.P.E. & Summer Lunch Program

Through Project H.O.P.E. we provide nutritious school snacks to children at local schools.  Through the Summer Lunch Program, nutritious lunches are distributed to low-income apartments in Nevada County for children who may be missing out on a healthy lunch during the summer. Click below for more information on  the School Snack Program and the Summer Lunch Program.


Partner Agency Program

The following agencies and organizations receive food donations from the Food Bank of Nevada County to fill their food closets, prepare and serve hot meals, or to provide their clients and individuals in their immediate communities with a supplemental and/or emergency supply of nutritious food.

  • Community Recovery Resources
  • Community Meal at St. Patricks
  • Lunch at Cross Roads Church
  • Early Head Start Program
  • Grass Valley Elks Club
  • Helping Hands Caregiver Resource
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC)
  • Interfaith Food Ministry
  • Progress house
  • Living Lands Agrarian
  • Penn Valley SDA Church - Helping Hands
  • Salvation Army
  • Spirit Peer Empowerment Center
  • Child Advocates of Nevada County/Foothill
  • Sierra Family Medical Clinic
  • Women of Worth
  • The High School Hangout
  • Sierra Mentoring Project
  • Family Resource Center- North San Juan

Outreach Program

At this time, this program has been suspended; please call (530)-272-3796 for more information.

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 below.  

The Food Bank of Nevada County operates direct-service programs for home-bound individuals and seniors, low-income families with children, and individuals:

  • You may qualify to receive food deliveries to your home if you have a doctor's certification (letter) of a physical condition prohibiting movement from your home.

  • You must be home to let the drivers into your home, and you must sign for the food delivery.

  • If for any reason, you have to be away from home, you must call the Food Bank and advise us of that fact.

  • If you are going to be gone for a short time, like a doctor's appointment, you may leave a note on your door advising the driver to leave your food with a neighbor who will sign for it.

  • Our drivers are courteous, conscientious, and will make every effort to deliver your food, but will not leave the food on your doorstep.

  • We require two weeks advance notice of any new participants in this program.

All of us at the Food Bank are anxious to help you in any way we can during your time of need. All we ask is that you help us help you.  Call 272-3796 or email foodbanknc@att.net for more information.