United Way of Nevada County's Food Access Saturday program supports Nevada County residents by offering food assistance for all individuals and families that are unable to access food distributions during the week.
Why is this program important? Because we, as a community, want to support every individual living and working in Nevada County. During a collaboration meeting of local agencies involved with food insecurity, we realized that access to regional food distribution was not available to many who work or attend school during the week. This is important because Nevada County relies heavily on a low wage, service-based workforce. Combined with Nevada County's high cost of living, these hardworking individuals and families struggle to get by. Supporting these valued members of our community with groceries was a simple act that alleviates some of the financial pressure they experience. And we need them!
In partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) Food Access Saturday (FAS) was born in May 2017! To date, we have served over 5,007 individuals and distributed 11,500+ bags of groceries.
By leveraging your donation with the buying power of regional food banks and generous local food suppliers, we are able to purchase a $20.00 bag of groceries for only $5.00. A family of five receives, on average, 6 to 7 bags.
Do I need to verify my income?
No, Food Access Saturday is open to all Nevada County residents.
What if I don't have an ID card?
Identification is requested to verify an address. Our partner Interfaith Food Ministry is required to verify your address, they accept ID cards or any other documents to verify that you are a Nevada County resident.
What if I don't have my ID before the event?
Food will be provided to all clients, we simply request that you register with Interfaith Food Ministry and verify you address on the next visit.
What if I am already an Interfaith Food Ministry client?
Food Access Saturday is a partnership between United Way of Nevada County and IFM, IFM guidelines still apply. For more about IFM guidelines please visit their website at www.interfaithfoodministry.org
What if I don't have a car?
Food Access Saturday is open to all Nevada County residents. Those who cannot participate through the drive through are welcome to walk-up. Clients will still need to verify address with an ID or other document. Interfaith Food Ministry will request that you register as a client. We are limited to providng food that you are able to take with you during your visit.
Can I carpool with a friend?
Yes, each household will be served provided each person can verify thier local address with an ID or documentation.
Can I have someone else pickup for me?
Yes, a designated driver must show your ID and be able to make your food selections the day of pickup.
Do I have to register as an Interfaith Food Ministry Client?
Although, new clients are not required to register at Food Access Saturday, we encourage you to register with Interfaith Food Ministry so that you are eligble to pick up food at other times of the month. To learn more about IFM please visity thier website at www.interfaithfoodministry.org
Food Access Saturday is open to anyone who is interested regardless of household size or income.
Executive Director Megan Timpany and Board President Joanne Weatherly enjoy volunteering during Food Access Saturday
United Way of Nevada County
Physical: 563 Brunswick Rd. Suite 11, Grass Valley, CA 95945 ~ Mailing: P.O. Box 2733 Grass Valley, CA 95945
United Way of Nevada County is a 501(c) 3 organization
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