The Food Bank solicits, transports, stores and distributes donated foods throughout Tuolumne County to individuals and families in need, and community based emergency food pantries in Amador, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. The program consists of Emergency Food Assistance, food for Seniors 60+, Food for Kids, Farmer’s Market, and Holiday Food Baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Applications are available at the Food Bank, food distribution sites and several food pantries in Tuolumne County in October.
We are a volunteer driven program, currently utilizing more than 800 regular volunteers to keep the emergency food safety net secure. Many of our volunteers receive job training while working here in areas that include forklift operation, inventory control, facility and/or vehicle maintenance, customer relations and data management.
Food distribution sites have been established at various locations throughout Tuolumne County.
Learn more for times and locations.
Our direct service programs target demographic groups that are more isolated, like seniors and children or those living in outlying areas of the county. More than 50% of the foods we collect and distribute are to local emergency food pantries to insure that our local safety net is secure. With a focus on nutrition, we distribute 40% of food distributed is fresh produce.
Our current focus is to improve the nutrition available to those depending on charitable foods. Recent survey results have demonstrated a significant lack of access to calcium in the safety net. The Food Bank is addressing this through organizing community food drives for cheese and other calcium rich products. To become involved in this effort of other Food Bank work please contact us at (209) 984–3960.
Funding support for the Food Bank is provided through such sources as fundraisers, grants, and donations from individuals, businesses, community groups, and foundations.
Food for Kids
A year–round program to ensure low–income children receive food through the Food Bank, schools and other participating organizations and entities. There is also a Summer Food For Kids, where children are provided food in the summer through the Food Bank and participating partners to ensure year–round food for our kids in need.
Interested in Volunteering?
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There’s never a dull moment at the ATCAA Jamestown Food Bank!
Our Food Bank needs a huge number of energetic team of volunteers, helping to do everything from sort food, engage community members during food drives, pick up and drop off food to local distribution centers, and take part in the most powerful kind of outreach there is: sharing their experiences volunteering at the Food Bank with others. If you’d like to join the crew, give Food Bank Director a call at (209) 984-3960.
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Food Bank Director
427 N. Hwy 49, Suite 305, Sonora, CA 95370