July 10, 2020 – United Way of Nevada County (UWNC) and Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) would like to encourage all the wonderful people who care for our children and seniors, provide essential services, and make our community a better place, to utilize Food Access Saturday. We understand that our community relies on you and that economic pressures on our workforce can make living in Nevada County a challenge. We appreciate your sacrifices and want to support you during these unprecedented times and beyond, as we restore and rebuild our community.

During these challenging times, many individuals in our community are struggling to get food on the table. Due to COVID-19, UWNC and IFM have implemented a safe, drive-thru distribution for Food Access Saturday. They will be monitoring the situation closely and taking necessary precautions to help make sure that everyone remains safe. The need for food has grown exponentially during the pandemic, making this program even more critical.

Nutritious supplemental food is distributed on the second Saturday of each month. The program has grown to encompass a larger population; welcoming others to the table, including anyone who needs food but is unable to make it to other local food distributions. Since the program began, over 8,000 bags of food, including fresh fruit and produce, have been given out to 3,580 individuals. Megan Timpany, Executive Director of United Way of Nevada County, said “Our partnership with IFM created this great program, which helps feed food insecure families of Nevada County.”

UWNC strives to assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for food, emergency shelter and access to health care. Interfaith Food Ministry works to reduce food insecurity in Western Nevada County. They feed the hungry, helping to sustain good health and human dignity. The distributions take place at 440 Henderson Street, in Grass Valley, from 10am-noon on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For more information, contact United Way at 274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org.