Mondae Hott, a United Way Board
Member helping at a distribution

April 3, 2020 – Due to the Coronavirus, United Way and IFM have implemented a safe way to distribute food to those who need it. We will be asking people to drive up instead of being indoors in large groups. We will be monitoring the situation closely and taking necessary precautions to help make sure that food and product remains safe, and that our distributions and volunteer activities can continue.

Maybe you know someone who is struggling to get by…a friend or neighbor having trouble making ends meet. United Way envisions a community where individuals don’t have to choose between buying food and paying for basic needs. United Way of Nevada County and Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) distribute nutritious supplemental groceries on the second Saturday of each month.

The program was formed nearly three years ago for working individuals who need help putting food on their table, but are unable to pick up food at local food distributions during the workweek. 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, over 7300 bags of food, including fresh fruit and produce, have been given out to over 3300 individuals.

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. 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