Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I get help?
Most of the food that the Food Bank distributes goes to member agencies in the local community. Please click here for a list of food closets in each community.
We also have weekly produce distributions in Woodland, Davis, and West Sacramento. See Friday’s Table for more information.
- How can I help?
The Food Bank relies on the generosity of community members who donate, volunteer, and organize to support our work. Visit these pages in the Make a Difference section of our site to learn more, and thank you!
- What are the best foods to donate?
We are happy to receive any donation, but some items are in higher demand than others. Most needed items include: Tuna/Canned Meat, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Rice, & Canned Soup. Click here for a flyer with more information.
- Where can I drop off food donations?
The Food Bank accepts food donations year-round from individuals, manufacturers, retailers, and growers.
Our warehouse is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 2:30pm to accept donations, and is located at 1244 Fortna Avenue in Woodland.
- How many people does the Food Bank serve?
Through our network of 60 partner agencies, we serve approximately 20,000 individuals each month- about 10% of the population of Yolo County. As the face of hunger changes, we are seeing more working poor, seniors on a fixed income, and newly unemployed in need of help.
- Do you accept hot food?
Unfortunately due to food safety considerations we cannot accept hot food.
- How do I volunteer at the Food Bank?
We are fortunate to welcome hundreds of volunteers who contribute thousands of hours each year. To join us, please contact our Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator, Sophia Sandoval, at (530) 668-0690 x105 or email@example.com, or click here for more information.
- How do I start a food drive?
Food drives are an important donation source for the Food Bank producing much needed canned food and dry goods. Visit the Organize page in the Make a Difference section of our website to learn more.
- What are your hours?
Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. We can accept food donations Monday through Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm.
- What are the Food Bank’s funding sources?
The Food Bank relies on diverse funding sources including individuals, corporations, foundations, state and federal government, and fee for service. Most of our income comes from individual donations- community supporters who make a donation, set up monthly giving, or even consider us in their estate planning. Visit the Donate page in the Make a Difference section of our site to learn more.