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Free groceries available Saturday in Grass Valley to those in need

Submitted by United Way of Nevada County
A volunteer loads groceries for a past pre-COVID-19 Food Access Saturday event. Since the onset of the pandemic, free groceries are now distributed outside from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at Interfaith Food Ministry, 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley.
Courtesy of United Way of Nevada County

United Way of Nevada County (UWNC), in collaboration with Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM), will be distributing supplemental groceries on Saturday during the Food Access Saturday program. This community-based food program supports working individuals and families, students, caregivers, and those experiencing food insecurity that cannot access other food distributions held during the week. Anyone who could benefit from additional groceries is encouraged to participate.

To date, more than 8,300 bags of food, including fresh fruit and vegetables, have been distributed to more than 3,600 individuals. As needs within the community increase, UWNC is continuing to expand this program to ensure that every Nevada County resident has access to healthy, nutritious food. Food Access Saturday takes place from 10 a.m. to noon every second Saturday of the month at Interfaith Food Ministry, 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley.

UWNC has been serving Nevada County residents for 38 years. Its mission to “improve lives by directing community resources to local needs” has led to the creation of Food Access Saturday, the High School Food Pantry, and a free two-day healthcare clinic. IFM works to reduce food insecurity in Western Nevada County. They feed the hungry, helping to sustain good health and human dignity. For more information, contact United Way at 530-274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org.


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