COVID-19 UPDATE


As we remain vigilant about food safety during COVID-19, we are NOT accepting food
donations from individuals or from food drives until further notice. We appreciate your understanding.


Placer Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, reached a milestone anniversary this year. We turned 50! When we first opened our doors in 1970 as the Community Resources Council, we never imagined growing into being the leading advocate and food distributor for hunger-relief in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer Counties. We also never imagined that we would navigating through a pandemic in our 50th year.

What we’ve accomplished for 50 years hasn’t been done alone. Our valued donors, dedicated staff, board of directors, volunteers, and community partners have all worked together to help those in need of food assistance. This year, especially during COVID-19, we have received a record number of donations, our staff and community partners haven’t skipped a beat – diligently working to ensure that the growing food assistance needs among individuals, families, children and Seniors in the counties we service are met.

Now our sights are set on the next 50 years and beyond. Placer Food Bank is proud to announce the Future50 Project, a community-driven crusade against hunger in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada Counties. Through education, public awareness and actionable steps for community members, current and future donors, corporate and business partners, we can work together to uplift our community, feed our hungry and expand our services to include more families and individuals in need.

The Future50 Project comes at a critical time when the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt millions of people living paycheck to paycheck. Due to staggering unemployment rates, Feeding America estimates an additional 17 million people could be food insecure in 2020 as a result of this crisis, bringing the total up to 54 million people.

The Future50 Project will help us continue to serve our community for the next 50 years as the risk of hunger and need multiplies before our eyes. As we begin the Future50 Project, please connect with all whom you know so we can all help take a stand against hunger.

I invite you to get acquainted with Placer Food Bank: here.Please join in. Get involved. Help us fund our future!

Let's solve hunger together,

Dave Martinez

Executive Director

 

Our Mission:

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

We appreciate our donors, volunteers and community! Thank you for standing with us, stepping up, and coming together in the spirit of generosity and love to help us feed children, families, and neighbors. The need and our work continues . . . we can’t do it without YOU.