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US Secretary Of Agriculture Visits The Yolo Food Bank
  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 28 people are interested
  • Please join us as we provide meals to those in need in the West Sacramento area! Volunteers are needed to assist with the set -up and break down of the food giveaway. Volunteers will also assist in sorting and inspecting all food products before distribution begins.Visit this link to sign up through our website, view available time slots, and learn more details: http://cerv.is/m?0276gQaZXiy

    You must review, sign, and submit our Volunteer Handbook to the Volunteer Coordinator in order to participate in Yolo Food Bank events. The Volunteer Handbook can be accessed at this link: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:aa084d29-cc09-4934-a2f0-defe8c1e9cc2


    • Bring Your Own Mask/Face Covering
    • Ages: 17 must receive parental permission
    • Ages: 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Able to stand, bend, reach, intermittently*
    • Able to lift 1-5 pounds routinely and 5-45 pounds occasionally often with another person
    • Responsible and Organized

    No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

    Guest Commentary: Yolo Food Bank In Disarray

    Editors note: Andrew Newman sent the following to the media on Thursday. We are publishing his message because it contains some valuable new information, plus the letter he sent to the media.

    Dear Media Professionals,

    My name is Andrew Newman. I previously provided accounting advisory services for Yolo Food Bank. I was engaged by the former executive director, Michael Bisch. Within days of joining the Food Bank in January 2018, Michael discovered the Food Bank was within 60-90 days of insolvency. He also discovered the Food Banks accounting practices were deficient, the financial statements were unreliable and did not meet GAAP standards.

    Michael Bisch brought me in to assist the inhouse accounting team to correct the deficiencies. My engagement extended on and off for two years or so. I have a relationship with former and current Food Bank staff from my advisory work for the Food Bank.

    The Food Bank boards decision to fire Michael is inexplicable and detrimental to the Food Bank and, more importantly, to the food insecure residents of Yolo County. The boards rash decision has clearly unleashed a crisis of leadership and trust, and well-founded fear of retribution. This is now the second such crisis that has occurred under this board since 2018.

    To the Staff and Board of Yolo Food Bank:

    It is with the heaviest of hearts that I submit this letter expressing my intent to resign from my position at Yolo Food Bank , effective June 17, 2022.


    Band Submission Is Now Open

    We are accepting submissions for local and regional bands to perform in 2023 West Sac Rhythm on the River Summer Concert Series.The free Summer Concert Series will occur in the West Sac Bridge District on the last Thursday of the month from May through August. The Summer Concert Series will be held in partnership with the Bridge District and Drakes the Barn. This monthly all-ages music event will also feature food and drinks, and a FREE Family Fun zone of children activities.2023 Concerts Dates are: 5/25, 6/29, 7/27, 8/31Musicians and bands can send submissions through Friday, January 13th. Learn more on our West Sac Rhythm on the River page.

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    Ydwn Supports Yolo Food Bank

    The Thanksgiving meal distribution is one of two holiday food distributions hosted annually by Yolo Food Bank . With generous support from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, YFB distributed 1,275 holiday meals in November 2012. This year, YFB will give away a total of 1,500 meals for the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday.Yolo County households in need of food assistance for the holidays will receive one turkey, an assortment of fresh produce, and a variety of non-perishable goods.In an effort to reach all areas of Yolo County, the Food Bank will distribute food from Woodland and partner with several regional organizations including: RISE, Inc. , Pole Line Baptist Church , and Childrens Alliance . YFB will also distribute food through its network of non-profit partner agencies located throughout the County.

    Yolo Food Bank will host a Thanksgiving holiday give-away on Saturday, November 23. The event will start promptly at 8:00am at 233 Harter Avenue, Woodland. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the meals are gone. For more information about holiday food distributions in Woodland and other cities throughout Yolo County, please contact 668-0690.

    New Shade Structures Being Installed At City Parks

    Grand Opening and Open House

    Construction of new shade structures has begun at three park sites: Southport Gateway, Pheasant Hollow, and Emile Whitey Boisclair. The play areas will be temporarily closed during construction, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.

    We apologize in advance for any inconvenience but look forward to having new shaded play areas for your use shortly!

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    Yolo Food Bank: Serving Yolo County Communities Since 1970

    Back in 1970, Yolo Food Bank was strictly a volunteer program. In 1988, it hired its first employees and officially became a food bank. Fast forward to 2022, Yolo Food Bank now distributes nearly 12 million pounds of food annually and has become a lifeline to the communities it serves. Recently, we spoke with Maria Segoviano, Yolo Food Banks Director of Communications. She shared with us how Yolo Food Bank, now the only food bank in the County, had doubled its efforts during the pandemic and how those efforts continue as the lingering effects of COVID remain.

    How is Yolo Food Bank helping with food insecurity and advancing nutrition security? Yolo Food Bank distributes nearly 12 million pounds of food each year to neighbors in need, via 130 distributions each month in every corner of Yolo County. This includes Yolo Food Banks direct distribution programs , and more than 80 nonprofit partner organizations countywide.

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