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December 9, 2020 – This weekend, December 12, 2020, at Food Access Saturday, United Way of Nevada County (UWNC), and Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) will be distributing its holiday meal in addition to supplemental groceries. This community-based food program supports working individuals and those experiencing food insecurity that cannot access other food distributions held during the week. Anyone who could benefit from additional groceries is encouraged to participate.

“This year, with the effects of COVID-19, individuals and families are faced with difficult decisions and cutting back on food and essential items. Offering a holiday meal to those impacted feels more important than ever. We welcome anyone who would benefit and look forward to the event and wish you all Happy Holidays.” Megan Timpany, Executive Director.

To date, more than 9600 bags of food, including fresh fruit and vegetables, have been distributed to more than 4179 individuals. As needs within the community increase, UWNC is continuing to expand this program to ensure that every Nevada County resident has access to healthy, nutritious food. Food Access Saturday takes place every second Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Interfaith Food Ministry, 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley.

UWNC has been serving Nevada County residents for 38 years. Its mission to “Improve lives by directing community resources to local needs.” has led to the creation of Food Access Saturday, the High School Food Pantry, and a free 2-day Healthcare Clinic. IFM works to reduce food insecurity in Western Nevada County. They feed the hungry, helping to sustain good health and human dignity. For more information, contact United Way at 274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org.