December 4, 2017 – This Saturday, December 9th will be the next Food Access Saturday. Food Access Saturday: Uniting to Support Working Families, was specifically designed for working individuals and families who need supplemental groceries. Currently in Nevada County, food is only distributed Monday through Friday during traditional working hours.
United Way of Nevada County, in partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) began a six month trial of distributing food on the second Saturday of each month to help resolve the glaring gap in providing food to the “working poor.” The program was so successful, that it was extended for another six months. United Way provides a majority of the funding and manpower while IFM provides the facilities, volunteers and some additional funding.
So far, through the program, over 850 bags of groceries have been distributed to community members who are struggling to get by. If you are in need of supplemental groceries, please come by and pick up some nutritious supplemental groceries. Any working individuals & families who need food can participate. Current IFM or Food Bank of Nevada County clients, who are working and find it difficult or sometimes impossible to come during the weekly distribution, are also welcome to participate on Saturday.
The distributions take place at 440 Henderson Street, in Grass Valley, from 10am-noon (new time) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For more information contact United Way at 274-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.