YOLO FOOD BANK TO DISTRIBUTE 1,500 FREE HOLIDAY MEALS FOR THANKSGIVING

The Thanksgiving Meal Distribution is one of two Holiday Food Distributions hosted annually by Yolo Food Bank (YFB).  With generous support from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, YFB distributed 2,550 holiday meals in 2012.  This year, we will provide more than 3,000 of these meals during November and December. 

Yolo County households in need of food assistance for the holidays will receive one turkey, an assortment of fresh produce, and a variety of non-perishable goods.

In an effort to reach all areas of Yolo County, the Food Bank will distribute food from Woodland and partner with several regional organizations including: RISE, Inc. (Esparto and Winters), New Discovery Christian Church (West Sacramento), Pole Line Baptist Church (Davis), and Children’s Alliance (West Sacramento).  YFB will also distribute food through its network of non-profit partner agencies located throughout the County.

The November holiday give away at Yolo Food Bank will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23rd.  Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the meals are gone.  For information about holiday food distributions in Woodland and other cities throughout Yolo County, please contact Yolo Food Bank at 530-668-0690.

Media are invited to attend the Thanksgiving holiday food distribution located in Woodland.  Please RSVP directly to Amanda McCarthy (contact info above).

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: 233 Harter Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776


“Yolo Food Bank is seeing record numbers of people, many of them children, at our distribution sites.  There are a lot of families struggling to make ends meet right now and Yolo Food Bank is thrilled to be able to provide food assistance to 1,500 households this Thanksgiving.”   
-Kevin Sanchez, Executive Director, Yolo Food Bank

About Yolo Food Bank
The mission of Yolo Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County.  To achieve this, the food bank distributes nearly 3 million pounds of food annually.  Through our distribution programs and network of 60 non-profit partner agencies, more than 25,000 residents are served each month. In addition, YFB is committed to nutrition and increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  In 2012, more than 700,000 pounds of food distributed by Yolo Food Bank was fresh produce.

Press contact
Amanda McCarthy
Yolo Food Bank
amanda@yolofoodbank.org
530-668-0690

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