Board Members Shannon Buehler, Kristin Long (front) and Joanne Weatherly with a volunteer helping out during a Food Access Saturday.

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 6, 2019 – Are you struggling to get by? Are you having a hard time getting healthy food for your family? Food Access Saturday can help you. United Way collaborated with Interfaith Food Ministry to offer this great program, which distributes nutritious supplemental groceries on the second Saturday of each month. Since the program began a year and a half ago, over 3900 bags of food, including fresh fruit and produce, have been distributed to more than 1700 individuals and families.

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. United Way partner agency, Interfaith Food Ministry, gives out food Mon/Wed/Fri from 10am-1pm and the Food Bank of Nevada County (also a partner agency) provides food at five locations throughout the month.

Saturday, March 9th will be the next United Way Food Access Saturday. 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