Placer Food Bank

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$49,790 raised by 367 donors

83% complete

$60,000 Goal

Throughout the years, the Placer Food Bank (PFB) team has worked tirelessly to uphold our core priorities:

  • To feed, to nourish and to advocate within the El Dorado, Placer and Nevada county communities we serve.

We have optimized our operations to efficiently distribute nutritious food to individuals, families and children across three counties. The expansion of our partner agency network and innovative distribution strategies has enhanced our efforts to provide access to fresh and healthy food. 

As one of only 200 Feeding America food banks across the nation, we play a crucial role as the primary food collection and distribution center for hunger-relief in the region. Leveraging the network's support, we secure funding and outreach to manage essential food assistance programs for people of all ages and circumstances. 

Beyond regular operations, we stand ready as first food responders during emergencies such as wildfires, flash floods, power outages, snow closures, and mudslides, offering emergency meal-kits, water, and essential goods to displaced residents. Our ability to address these challenges is made possible by our dedicated staff, donors, volunteers, and community and corporate partners.

In FY 2022-2023, PFB distributed more than 9.5 million pounds of food, feeding 759K individuals and utilizing more than 20K volunteer hours to support our daily operations. Through Feeding America food retail partners, every $1 in cash donations allows us to acquire $20 worth of wholesale groceries. This efficiency has doubled our impact from last year, enabling our 10 free PantryToGo drive-through food distributions to serve more than 1.6 million pounds of food to 104,000 individuals.


Giving Activity

Mission

To sustain communities by nourishing families experiencing food insecurity, educating the community about hunger, while advocating for hunger relief.

Needs

Your dollars, your impact:

$20 - Produce Bag: Feed someone for one month with 17 pounds of fresh fruits/veggies.

$150 - Family Meals: Support our purchasing power to keep meals on the table for food insecure individuals and families.

$250 - Provide 2,500 meals for those in need.

$2,000 - Staff workstations to meet growing staff needs.

$3,000 - Airocide Air Purifier (1) to improve food safety, eliminate airborne viruses, bacteria, odor, particles, mold.

$8,000 - Drive-Thru Distributions: Improve on-site food storage, staff/volunteer/client safety and technology.

$10,000 - Maintain Disaster Assistance inventory

$25k - Upgrade security system for warehouse, staff and volunteer safety.

$150k - Mobile Market Truck (1): help us reach low-income seniors, students, and underserved rural communities.

Equity Statement

Placer Food Bank is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential for our success. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive work environment where are all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. Furthermore, we also work diligently to provide access to healthy foods for people of all ages, genders, race, and ethnicities.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Placer Food Bank

other names

PFB

Year Established

1970

Tax id (EIN)

94-1740316

Mission Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Technology, Funding: Program, Space: Office or Other, Other

Demographics Served

Low-income individuals/families, General population

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer

Address

8284 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678

Service areas

Placer, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US

Nevada, CA, US

Phone

916-783-0481

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