United Way board members: Kristen Long, Anna Crocket, Tom Meyers and volunteer Terri Cooper Myers helping out during December’s Food Access Saturday.

January 8, 2019 – This Saturday, January 12th will be the first United Way Food Access Saturday in 2019. The New Year brings with it changes and hope for a better future. However, in our community we still have neighbors that are struggling to get by. The Food Access Saturday program was originally created to help working individuals & families who need help putting food on their table, but were unable to pick up food at local food distributions during the week.

Since its inception, the program has grown to encompass a larger population; welcoming others to the table. Through the Food Access Saturday program, anyone who needs food can pick up healthy groceries, including fresh produce. The program is open to all Nevada County residents who cannot make it to other food distributions Monday through Friday. United Way of Nevada County, in partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) distributes food on the second Saturday of each month. Since its inception, nearly 3700 bags of food have been distributed to more than 1600 individuals and families.

United Way of Nevada County 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. 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.