Yolo Food Bank

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$6,275 raised by 37 donors

4% complete

$150,000 Goal


Together, we can respond to the hunger crisis our community is facing.

Big Day of Giving 2024

One in three households are food insecure in Yolo County, as reported in our recent "Yolo County Food Access Survey Report."  With a 30 percent food insecurity rate, Yolo County is higher than both state and national benchmarks. Food insecurity is undeniably a symptom of poverty. Further exacerbating the issue, Yolo County, renowned for its agricultural abundance, currently stands as the most impoverished county with a poverty rate of 19.5 percent1. Given Yolo County's ranking in food insecurity and poverty, one may assert that it is a county experiencing some of the highest need in California

Food insecurity knows no boundaries; there are many faces to food insecurity and one can find themselves in a vulnerable situation in the blink of an eye. We hear stories from community members every day – they experience a life-changing circumstance such as the diagnosis of an illness or death in the family, leading the family to rely on food assistance. When you take into consideration the high cost of housing, energy and fuel, utilities, etc. families are letting us know they are barley getting by. 

Recently, Yolo Food Bank took the first step in addressing the need unveiled from our survey report by convening elected officials, nonprofit partner agencies, corporate funders, and community leaders to discuss the state of food insecurity in our region in an effort to mobilize all actions for the betterment of our county

Our survey also discovered that 20 percent of those living with food insecurity in our county are still not accessing available food assistance. But this is where you come in – this Big Day of Giving, you can help us respond to the hunger crises our community members are facing. It's going to take all of us!

With your support, Yolo Food Bank's next steps include: 

  • Evaluate and ensure our food distributions are meeting the needs of our community members
  • Collaborate with a third party convener that will assemble a work group to address food insecurity regionally
  • Work with Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency to help increase CalFresh enrollment 
  • Examine our outreach methods to reach more of those in need

Let's lessen the burden and come together to address the need, because when you take care of your neighbor, we transform our community into a more caring, healthy, and prosperous community for for all. 

Check out our full "Yolo County Food Access Survey Report" here.

1. Public Policy Institute of California, California Poverty Measure. Poverty by County and Legislative District 2023.


About Us

For over 50 years, Yolo Food Bank has elevated the common good for the people and communities of Yolo County by reducing poverty and elevating food security. Founded as a volunteer-run backyard gleaning program, Yolo Food Bank is now a Feeding America partner serving the nutrition needs of more than 22,000 Yolo County households on a monthly basis. 

Yolo Food Bank coordinates the recovery, collection, and storage of more than 10 million pounds of food annually from a network of grocers and retailers, farmers, processors, and distributors. Through collaborations with the private sector, governmental agencies, and more than 80 partner agencies countywide.

As the leading food assistance organization in the county, you can be confident that your support is a highly valued investment in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve per month throughout the region. These individuals and families depend on Yolo Food Bank every week to provide critical nourishment for themselves and their loved ones. With your support, we can strive to see a county where everyone has the resources they need to get by. 



Giving Activity

Mission

Yolo Food Bank works as a community to meet the food and nutrition needs of Yolo County

Needs

This year's goal to raise at least $150,000 will fund our delivery of nutritious and culturally relevant food for vulnerable populations in Yolo County. Yolo Food Bank is striving to serve more than 22,000 monthly households with a 33% decrease in food supply.

Equity Statement

Yolo Food Bank advances food and nutrition security for the people of Yolo County. We are aware that food insecurity affects our Black, Indigenous and all People of Color (BIPOC) disproportionately and it is our mission to fill those gaps by prioritizing the most vulnerable populations at all times. We are embarking on a journey to build a more culturally responsive organization by listening and acknowledging the strengths and needs of our neighbors and partners, seeking feedback from our staff and volunteers, and modeling a culture of equitable service inside and outside of our organization.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Yolo Food Bank

other names

YFB

Year Established

1970

Tax id (EIN)

23-7111782

Mission Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Operating Budget

$5,000,001-$10 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted

Demographics Served

Low-income individuals/families, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

Local Counties Served

Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

233 Harter Ave
Woodland, CA 95776

Service areas

Woodland, CA, US

Davis, CA, US

West Sacramento, CA, US

Winters, CA, US, 95694

Yolo, CA, US

Phone

530-668-0690

fax

530-668-8530

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