edicated volunteers helping out during a Food Access Saturday distribution

GRASS VALLEY,Calif. May 9, 2019 – Are you struggling to get by? Do you have a friend or neighbor who is having a hard time making ends meet? Food Access Saturday may be able to help. United Way of Nevada County joined forces with Interfaith Food Ministry to create Food Access Saturday, which distributes nutritious supplemental groceries on the second Saturday of each month.

The program was originally created to help working individuals who need help putting food on their table, but are unable to pick up food at local food distributions during the workweek. Since it began, 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 the food distributions Monday through Friday. Since the program began a year and a half ago, over 4570 bags of food, including fresh fruit and produce, have been distributed to more than 2065 individuals and families. United Way partner agency, Interfaith Food Ministry, gives out food Mon/Wed/Fri from 10am-1pm and the Food Bank of Nevada County provides food at five locations throughout the month.

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.