United Way’s Food Access Saturday is Nov. 9 from 10 am to noon

Deborah Lewis (United Way Board Member, left) and her daughter while helping out during a recent Food Access Saturday.

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 6, 2019 – The next Food Access Saturday will be held on November 9th. Vouchers will be available during this Saturday’s food distribution, to pick up a holiday bag before Thanksgiving.

According to a United Way of California report, 35% of households in Nevada County are struggling to get by. The program was formed two 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.

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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. So far, over 6000 bags of food, including fresh fruit and produce, have been given to more than 2750 people in need. United Way partner agency, Interfaith Food Ministry, distributes 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. 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 [email protected]