With nearly 20% of Yolo County residents living in poverty and even more who are food insecure, Thanksgiving was in jeopardy for thousands of children, seniors and families were it not for the Yolo Food Bank and its food distribution network. Your Food Bank works with nonprofit and other partners throughout Yolo County each year to ensure that all families in need receive the food necessary to prepare and share in the tradition of a Thanksgiving meal.
Thanks to the dedication of lead sponsor Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and the support of many individuals and businesses for the “Sharing Yolo’s Bounty” initiative, 2,300 Thanksgiving meal kits were distributed at 10 locations throughout Yolo County last week:
- Esparto (also serving Brooks, Capay, Esparto,Guinda and Rumsey)
- Knights Landing
- West Sacramento
- Yolo (also serving Zamora)
Each meal kit included a turkey, an assortment of fresh seasonal produce, and other classic Thanksgiving “fixings” to offer sustenance and comfort during this season of generosity and gratitude.
Your Food Bank is still short of the goal of fully funding the “Sharing Yolo’s Bounty” initiative that ensured all Yolo County families were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. With “Giving Tuesday” upon us, may we count upon your support to ensure the cost of these meal kits are fully covered? Whether a gift of $5,000 to feed 100 families, $500 to provide for 10 families or an additional contribution of $50 to ensure that one more family holiday meal is sponsored this Thanksgiving season, your generosity will add not just sustenance, but also spirit to another family’s holiday…and likely your own, as well.
What better time than the Thanksgiving holiday to provide ALL Yolo County families with the opportunity not just to survive, but to thrive! Please “Share Yolo’s Bounty” throughout the county this holiday season by donating here: thanksgiving.yolofoodbank.org.
Together with a network of nearly 200 nonprofit organizations and other partners, Yolo Food Bank serves the needs of more than 23,000 Yolo County residents every month. To accomplish this, the Food Bank moves more than four million pounds of food annually countywide in pursuit of its mission to end hunger and malnutrition. Funds, food and time are needed to sustain these efforts. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit www.yolofoodbank.org.