Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ryan the Carrot Visits Moveable Market

Ryan the Carrot visited the Woodland Child Development Center today to promote healthy eating and the Moveable Market program. The Moveable Market is an effort by the Food Bank to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables. While at Woodland CDC, Ryan the Carrot offered samples of Butternut Squash soup, which featured the October veggie of the month: Squash!

What is your favorite squash recipe?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Prairie Elementary Joins in the Fight Against Hunger

Students at Prairie Elementary School in Woodland conducted their second annual Coin Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Yolo County. Each of the 29 classes collected money in coin banks which they decorated with messages about fighting hunger and promoting nutrition. A total of $584.41 was raised, which will provide over $6,000 worth of food for those in need in Yolo County.

Thank you to the students, teachers, and families at Prairie Elementary for your commitment to fighting hunger in our community.

For more information on how to help, visit the Make a Difference page on our website.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fighting Hunger Across California

Executive Director Jose Martinez and Director of Programs Frances Johnson travelled to Oakland today for the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB). CAFB’s role is to provide coordination and support to the 45 food banks across the state, increase the visibility of hunger and its solutions, share food resources and influence public policy. Jose and Frances enjoyed the day of connecting with fellow food bankers and hearing updates on statewide initiatives, including the Farm to Family program which connects the network of food banks with nutritious, local produce.