The Placer Food Bank is proud to introduce the Feed Our Future Program. Under this umbrella of services, we are able to provide food assistance to a wide variety of clients.
Free Farmers Market
Farmers markets are held three times a month in Lincoln, Rocklin, and Sheridan. Fresh seasonal California-grown produce and non perishable food items are available at no charge. Click here for locations and schedules.
Over 26,000 (1 in 5) children in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties live in food insecure households, meaning they do not know with certainty where their next meal will come from.
Most of these children rely on the meals provided by national school meal programs as their primary source of food. While many of us look forward to the weekend with anticipation, these children regard the weekend with anxiety and apprehension. What will they eat over the weekend?
When Monday arrives many of these children complain of stomach aches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, or are simply absent from school. The BackPack Program was created to provide these children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for weekends and holidays when school is not in session. We assemble and distribute 987 packages of child-friendly snacks and meals each week to several high-need schools in the Roseville City, Western Placer and Auburn School Districts. The packages are distributed to the students on Friday afternoons, who then tuck them into their backpacks before they head home for the weekend.
The School Pantry Program is ideal for schools serving students that have an adult available to prepare and cook meals for them. We supply a family sized bag of produce one week and nonperishable food the next. Menu items are selected based on feedback from the schools and their nutritional value. This program encourages student families to experiment with new healthy recipes, share their love of cooking and sit and enjoy a meal together. We distribute family bags of food benefiting 560 families per week.