Thank you Richard Sprague and Sprague's Sports for another successful Aim to Help Hunger Event. YCFB received 1,113 lbs. of Frozen Meat, 1,436 lbs. of Dry Groceries and $1,026, greatly in part to a generous donation from Adair Range, Inc.! This much needed support will not only benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank, but also Crossroads Mission and Salvation Army, as we support those most vulnerable in Yuma.
However, the BIGGEST Thanks goes out to the Yuma community, who are the front line as we "Fight the War on Hunger!"
To view images from today, click HERE
On July 6th YCFB received a generous cash donation of $5182.21 from the Safeway Foundation, on behalf of Yuma's local Albertons' store on 32nd street. This donation was then converted into 2,592 gallons of milk received today for distribution. With warmer days and children out of school, YCFB has been experiencing high volumes of services needed, with an average DAILY total of over 200 families in need.
Thank you Albertsons' for this amazing donation, it truly comes at a time of need.
YCFB will begin a new satellite distribution with funding from CDBG, on July 12th at the Joe Henry Optimist Center. Food distribution begins at 8:00 am, but resources from other organizations will be available beginning at 7:30 am.
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Where: Joe Henry Optimist Center: 1793 1st Ave
Time: Food Distribution 8:00 am to 10:00am
Resource Fair: 7:30 am to 10:00 am
WACOG, City of Yuma Neighborhood Services and United Way will be present to assist with other available services during these first distributions, with other organizations participating at later dates!
Without the support of our volunteers, YCFB would not be able to provide food service to the over 26,000 individuals who have frequented the food bank monthly, since April. RDO is one of the organizations who regularly volunteer at the food bank, providing much need support during this busy season. Thank You RDO for being here every other week without fail! We are grateful!!
Thank you Mike at Gardner Construction and Jesse at Desert Door in Yuma!! Your donation of time, talent and treasure to the Yuma Community Food Bank is truly “swinging the door wide”…for participating agencies at the food bank. Not only will this new door keep them safe from dock traffic, it will also afford much need accessibility.
You guys ROCK!
On June 18, 2016 YCFB hosted the 1st Family Volunteer Day. An opportunity for families with small children to volunteer at the food bank. The generous Yuma community made this event a wonderful success. With 43 individuals helping during one of the warmest times of the year! YCFB shared and embraced the old adage: “Many hands make light work”, and truly experienced that today. From bagging onions to filling and distributing carts, this crew did an amazing job! Thank you for all you do for the Yuma community!
To view pictures from today's event, click HERE.
Hope, there are many facets to this one word. The Yuma Community Food Bank along with great support from local individuals, the college and university, HOPE to be a change in this community.
In the Friday, June 17th edition of the Yuma Sun, Yuma Catholic announced that Mike Ivers was appointed the position of President.
As the growing season for 2016 comes to a close, YCFB would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to Tanimura & Antle for a record year in onion donations!! Historically undesirable onions would be disked back into the soil, but for the last two years, those undesirables have been donated to the food bank. Thank you Tanimura & Antle for the 312,508 lbs. of onions, which have gone as far as Las Vegas to feed hungry families in the community!