What you helped us achieve in 2018
You embodied the spirit of community by pitching in with our fire-relief efforts in Mendocino and Butte counties. Our increased work in Butte County continues indefinitely as we deliver food each week to people getting back on their feet.
Your support fueled the Community Produce Program 7 days a week at 69 sites. This critical program nourishes over 26,000 households each month that might not have access to produce otherwise.
After a long struggle between Hunger Fighters and the State SSI recipients can finally qualify for CalFresh which will pull many seniors and persons with disabilities out of poverty.
Grocery recovery has been at the core of our work since 1975 and never stopped growing. In 2018 we recovered 4 million pounds of still-great food like meat, produce and dairy from local grocery stores including new partners in 2018 – Costco and Raley’s.
You gave yourself! With well over 100,000 volunteer hours we couldn’t operate a day without you.
Goals we will achieve together in 2019
Hunger has a detrimental effect on health. A large number of our clients report having diabetes, high blood pressure and depression/anxiety. In 2019 we will expand partnerships with health clinics and doctors to prescribe nutritious food and improve the health of our community.
We will continue to advocate for job training and workforce development instead of harmful cuts to safety net programs like CalFresh for job seekers and low-wage workers.
We are working with partners to grow our Grocery Recovery Program to exceed 130 stores including new food rescue from Trader Joe’s.
Find out how you can give monthly to change lives daily at foodbankccs.org/Nourish365