We are dedicated to feeding the hungry through our network of partner agencies, educating the community about hunger and advocating for hunger relief.
To eliminate hunger.
Placer Food Bank is the leading hunger-relief charity in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties.
We serve as the primary food collection and distribution center for hunger-relief efforts in our area, distributing fresh and non-perishable food to the hungry through our network of more than 60 local hunger-relief and charitable organizations.
Placer Food Bank is the only local hunger-relief organization, and one of only 210 food banks nationwide, to be a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. We’re also a proud member of the California Association of Food Banks.
How We Operate
A majority of the food we receive and distribute comes in the way of donations from our national hunger-relief partners: Feeding America, Farm to Families and the USDA Food Program. We also have strong partnerships with a variety of national and regional food manufacturers and retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club and Save Mart.
In addition, we’re able to purchase food for pennies on the dollar through cooperative buying programs with other Feeding America Food Banks, and through discounts from Feeding American’s national retail partners.
The remainder of our food supply comes from the generous cash and food donations of individuals, organizations and businesses in our community.