About Yolo Food Bank

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.

Check out our Resource Location Map for additional information regarding Yolo Food Bank programs and partner agencies. 

Check out our Food Bank Distribution Chain infographic to see how we fit in to the community.

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