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!
It’s in those moments, when the edges of your day seem to be caving in, that the kindness and fortitude of volunteers shifts everything. Thank you to the #Men’sBibleStudyGroup from the #Shepherdofthehillschurch who brightened a dreary day and brought a little sunshine to YCFB by helping with a much appreciated onion load!! You guys ROCK!!
On May 19th, Yuma High School Students completed their last volunteer day at the food bank for the 2015-16 school year. YCFB is proud of these particular volunteers who have grown and expanded their repertoires during the course of the school year. We will miss our resident, TEFAP bag experts!!
Have a safe and fun summer! Until next year!!!
As promised YCFB is reporting updates to the Summer Feeding Program. YCFB will host Breakfast and Lunch out of the Conference Room beginning June 1st!!! So come get out of the heat and enjoy a nutritious meal at the food bank. Children up to 18 are free. Adults can eat for a nominal fee.
Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 8:30am - 9:30am (Adult fee $1.75)
Lunch: 11:00am – 1:00pm (Adult fee $3.25)
Jakob Hunter endeavored to support the Yuma Community Food Bank, during the summer months when the need is the greatest. His benefit concert raised $847.00 for the food insecure in Yuma County. Because of this generous donation, YCFB will be able to purchase food that will provide over 7,600 meals to the Yuma Community.
Thank you Jakob. Way to be a Wonder Leader for our community.
In honor of Keller Williams National Red Day, our local Keller Williams organization is volunteering at the food bank. We are honored and grateful for this assistance. With the end of the school year insight and agriculture moving away from Yuma, the food insecurity needs seem to the the greatest at this time. Keller Williams volunteers are helping YCFB prepare for this anticipated need by preparing TEFAP bags and bagging bulk produce that will be issued to the food insecure families of Yuma County.
Yuma - On Saturday May 14th, Letter Carriers in Yuma County, and across the country, will perform double duty on their routes – deliver the mail and collect food items during the 24th Annual STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE. Food donations from the main Yuma Post Office will benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank, located at 2404 E. 24th Street and donations form the Foothills, Somerton and San Luis Post Offices will benefit Crossroads Mission, located at 944 S. Arizona Ave.