PantryToGo Distribution Update:
GEORGETOWN: In partnership with Feed El Dorado, PantryToGo free food drive through distribution is scheduled in Georgetown, Thursday, September 29, 10am – 2:00 pm, St. James Mission Church, 2831 Harkness Road.
FORESTHILL: PantryToGo free food drive-through distributions are back on schedule, with next week’s distribution on Tuesday, September 27, 10am – noon. Location: Harrison Street Yard, 24625 Harrison Street.
*Attention, Mosquito Fire Evacuees!*
A local assistance center called the Placer County Disaster Resource Village will open for a single day Monday, September 26, 2022 from 12-7pm. The Resource Village will be located at Foresthill Elementary School at 24750 Main Street in Foresthill. Area agencies will be on hand to provide services for those in need. The PFB team will be available to provide CalFresh assistance and food support. SHARE this information to help those in need!
EMERGENCY FOOD RESPONSE
Placer Food Bank is on the front lines of emergency food response/distribution.
To help raise funds to support our emergency food response efforts, click here.
We are vigilant about food safety and do not accept food donations from individuals or from food drives. You may donate funds specifically dedicated for Placer Food Bank to purchase and distribute shelf-stable food, fresh produce, or kid-friendly snacks for our Kids Backpack program. Visit our fund + food donation page to learn more.
Each day, our PFB team works diligently to strengthen our ability to provide access to healthy foods for people of all ages, genders, race, and ethnicities impacted by the pandemic, inflation, and/or natural disasters.
Placer Food Bank continues to witness increased hunger in our suburban communities and especially in remote and rural areas of the communities that we serve throughout El Dorado, Nevada and Placer Counties. We are mindful about the negative impact of those who experience high rates of chronic food insecurity and poverty.
Our goal is to uplift our community, feed our hungry, expand and improve our services so that we can reach more individuals and families so they can have food on their tables. Because of this, our organization is evolving, beginning with strengthening our infrastructure. We are growing a dedicated staff with expertise aligned with our mission. We have worked the past two years to upgrade our equipment for storing and distributing food. We are expanding our warehouse space by over 40,000 sq. ft. The expansion is possible through a grant from the California Department of Social Services. Construction begins late summer 2022.
Our work to provide food assistance cannot happen without the generous support of our staff and volunteers and through funding received through our valued community of individual, corporate, community and grant partners. I invite you to learn more about Placer Food Bank through information provided on our website, and also by going here.
Please join in. Get involved. Let’s help solve hunger together.
MOSQUITO/OXBOW RESERVOIR FIRE UPDATE:
The Mosquito/Oxbow Reservoir Fire started on September 6. Our PFB team jumped into action, mobilizing staff and volunteers in preparation to provide emergency food/water.
We’ve been in constant communication with our area agencies ranging from Cal OES, Placer County Health Department, retail partners, like Raley’s Food for Families, and our hunger-relief partner agencies located near the impacted areas in Placer and El Dorado Counties.
With containment anticipated on October 15, 2022, our emergency food relief efforts continue in preparation for an increased need for food assistance post-fire:
- We will provide additional food inventory and engage in multiple food distributions as necessary.
- We are maintaining our PantryToGo drive through free food distribution schedule in Colfax, Georgetown in partnership with Feed El Dorado, Placerville, Pollock Pines. We will increase the amount of food, produce, and emergency meal kit distributions at those sites.
- We’re monitoring the current conditions in Forest Hill. Until the evacuation orders are lifted in Forest Hill, PantryToGo drive thru free food distributions will be postponed until further notice.
- Click here for PantryToGo locations and distribution schedule.
- For updates about the Mosquito/Oxbow Reservoir Fire, go to: https://yubanet.com/