Our History

Founded in 1970 as the Community Resources Council, Placer Food Bank (PFB) has grown from a small grassroots agency to the leading advocate and food distributor for hunger-relief in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties, operating a 30,000+ square foot food distribution center in Roseville.

Originally, the organization was founded to provide services to low-income and needy individuals and families in Roseville and surrounding areas. Early-on, the Community Resource Council focused on providing a wide range of services to anyone in need. From providing help in obtaining a driver’s license or social security card, to providing food or clothing, thousands of families were touched by the services of our organization.

In 1985, the Community Resource Council began to operate solely as a food bank. Responsibilities and outreach to the hungry experienced rapid growth. In 1990, the Community Resource Council became a member of Feeding America with the service area designated in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer Counties. In 2008 another milestone was reached, when the Community Resources Council officially became known as Placer Food Bank. Soon after the drastic economic downturn in 2009, the need for Placer Food Bank services tripled, thus the need to obtain a larger distribution center, which is where PFB remains today.

As a member of Feeding America, PFB is part of a nation-wide network of 200 independent food banks securing and distributing food and grocery products. PFB is ever-mindful about the importance of its designation and the high standards set by Feeding America and across the food bank network. Staff and volunteers work diligently each and every day to ensure they are in compliance with Feeding America’s best practices – while honoring PFB’s mission which is to sustain communities by nourishing families experiencing food insecurity, educating the community about hunger, while advocating for hunger relief.