Yolo Food Bank
Since 1970, we've been working to address hunger issues and make a difference in the lives of the people and communities of Yolo County. Founded as a volunteer-run backyard gleaning program, Yolo Food Bank has grown to an organizational network of staff, volunteers, and partner agencies. We coordinate the storage and distribution of food from a network of growers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and grocery stores, while cultivating new sources of food. We collaborate with non-profit programs, private and public sector agencies, and service organizations throughout Yolo County to serve 17,000 households each month (approximately 47,000 people) and distribute nearly 4 million pounds of food annually.
Hunger in Yolo County
Hunger in rural areas is typically higher than the national average. Unfortunately, Yolo County is no exception. Despite our location in a prominent agricultural region, there are more than 35,000 food insecure people in Yolo County, including more than 13,000 children who participate in free and reduced meal programs.