Woodland Volunteer Food Closet
Yolo Food Bank partners with over 60 local non-profit agencies to provide food to Yolo County residents in need. Our partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, group homes, transitional housing facilities, after-school programs, and family resource centers. All of our partners play an important role in hunger relief. Collectively, our partners serve over 9,000 clients a month and nearly one million pounds of food each year. Each quarter, the Food Bank highlights one partner agency to raise awareness about their services and the benefits they provide our community. This quarter, we are shining the spotlight on the Woodland Volunteer Food Closet.
Woodland Volunteer Food Closet was established in 1968 to provide emergency assistance to Yolo County residents in need. The mission of the Food Closet is to supply balanced nutritious food to anyone in need of emergency food assistance.
The Food Closet is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and a part-time coordinator. Clients can access services once every six months and are able to receive a three day supply of nutritionally balanced food. The products include: like peanut butter, canned soups, cereal, cheese, eggs, and sometimes toiletries. Every individual in each household receives a three day supply of nutritionally balanced food. Through the food closet, an average of 540 people are served each month. They also supply 12 families, who have a family member with HIV, with food on a monthly basis.
To receive services, clients must receive a referral from one of the following agencies:
- Department of Social Services
- Center for Families (formerly Yolo Family Resource Center)
- Fourth & Hope (formerly Wayfarer’s Center)
- Pregnancy Support Group
- Migrant Education
- Yolo County Health Department
- Peterson Heath Clinic
- Hotel Woodland
- Head Start Program
- Yolo Food Bank
The Woodland Volunteer Bureau Food Closet also offers a pantry to pets in need. One Saturday a month, people who need pet supplies or food can attend the pet pantry. The supplies and food are offered at no charge and no requirements are needed.
The relationship with Yolo Food Bank has been instrumental in allowing Woodland Volunteer Bureau Food Closet to provide well balanced food to those who are food insecure in our community.
If you would like to learn more or donate to Woodland Volunteer Bureau Food Closet programs, you can contact them at:
Phone Number: (530) 662-7020