SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of thousands of families, children, single parents, seniors, and other members of your community will wake up tomorrow not knowing where their next meal will come from. This includes not knowing if they'll have food for the holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make a direct impact on your community and help give these people the meals they deserve. Join ABC10 and Wells Fargo in the 2022 Stand Against Hunger. Every dollar you give ensures no one goes without a meal this holiday season and into the new year. Donate today to the food bank of your choice by clicking on one or more of the links below.
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The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (FBCCS) has served its community for more than 45 years. After serving a record-high number of people over the last two years, the Food Bank continues to support those most affected by rising costs of food and inflation. The Food Bank currently serves nutritious food through a network of over 260 local partners and nonprofits, serving 270,000 people every month.
FBCCS also strategically engages in advocacy work to raise awareness and mobilize support to end hunger and is recognized as one of Feeding America’s Hall of Fame honor roll members for excellence in advocacy. During times of crisis, The Food Bank serves as a second responder, providing access to food in communities impacted by natural disasters, including wildfires. With 97 cents of every $1 donated going toward food distribution, FBCCS is committed to financial transparency and consistently earns Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating.
WATCH | Inside the Food Bank Contra Costa & Solano (2021):
Placer Food Bank, a member-affiliate of Feeding America, began in 1970 and hasn't stopped delivering food assistance to communities since. It has grown from a small grassroots agency to the leading hunger relief advocate and food distributor to people of all ages and in varying life circumstances in El Dorado, Nevada, and Placer Counties. Placer Food Bank provides access to nutritious, fresh produce and shelf-stable grocery products through its network of partner agencies and also through its PantryToGo free drive-through food distributions at 10 locations in Placer and El Dorado counties.
WATCH | Placer Food Bank:
The number of people experiencing hunger in Sacramento County continues to increase dramatically. Many families - some for the first time - are having to choose between rent, gas, medicine, and putting food on the table. Our neighbors are hurting, and over 250,000 of them are turning to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services for groceries each month. We’re on pace to distribute over 35 million pounds of food this year, an increase of 25% over the 28 million pounds distributed before the pandemic.
The need for our services is as great as ever, but with your help, we’re prepared to distribute more food to more people in more ways than ever before. When you donate $1, it can provide five meals to a local family in need.
Second Harvest of the Greater Valley is an emergency hunger relief organization. Through a network of programs, partners, and agencies, Second Harvest strives to shorten the distance between hunger and hope in eight local Northern California counties.
WATCH | More about the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Greater Valley (2021):
Yolo Food Bank began more than fifty years ago as a volunteer-run gleaning program. Today, it serves the nutritional needs of nearly 150,000 households annually in Yolo County. Working with a network of passionate volunteers, committed donors, grocers, retailers, farmers, processors, and food distributors, Yolo Food Bank recovers, collects, and stores more than 11 million pounds of food each year. Food is distributed through nearly 130 distributions and more than 60 nonprofit partners – which include hyperlocal food pantries, college campuses, healthcare facilities, migrant centers, and faith-based and community-based organizations.
Despite being known for its abundant agricultural economy, food security is an everyday concern for many Yolo County residents. An alarming 60% of those attending our food distributions obtain more than half of their weekly groceries from our "Eat Well Yolo" program, and more than 20% of our food recipients say they receive nearly all or all of their weekly groceries from Yolo Food Bank. Working families and their children represent the majority of those served, and senior citizens and food system workers are impacted disproportionately. By nourishing our most vulnerable neighbors, Yolo Food Bank plays a vital role in advancing the quality of life for all who live and do business in Yolo County.
The Yuba-Sutter Food Bank's mission is to lead the fight against food insecurity through community partnerships. The Yuba-Sutter Food Bank is committed to addressing its community's needs through food distribution.
WATCH | Inside the Yuba-Sutter Food Bank (2021):
The Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin has served the community for 54 years. During the first six months of 2022, the food bank has served a record 142,882 families. That is an increase of 119% during the same period prior to the pandemic.
WATCH | Emergency Food Bank
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WATCH MORE ABC10: California food banks | The food bank says they are seeing an unprecedented increased need in food insecurity. Typically, they serve 178,000 people a month.