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OUR MISSION

We are a volunteer community organization established to provide temporary immediate nutritional and hygienic support for individuals and families who are in need of such services.

WHO WE SERVE

The Woodland Food Closet provides a basic, direct service. We pack 3 days of food supplies for nutritionally balanced meals. Each family member receives 9 meals total. Our clients are individuals, families, seniors, children and infants. Although intended to be a one-time, emergency service, Woodland Food Closet provides food to anyone who is hungry. The Woodland Food Closet is the only agency in Woodland to provide food distribution on a daily basis, Monday through Friday. We are not, however, an ongoing food source. Individuals who are in need of long term assistance will be referred to Department of Employment and Social Services to explore other resources and options.

HOW TO SERVE

VOLUNTEER

A two hour a month commitment to pack groceries. Substitutes are also needed

EVENTS

Sort and move food after the Annual Scouting for Food event, among other community events.

Donate

Canned or foods, and toiletries are always welcome. Monetary donations can be made online or sent to our P.O. Box address.

PROMOTE

Help us spread the word of the important work we do. Invite us to speak at your club, church, business, or social gathering.

OUR HISTORY

Woodland Volunteer Bureau Food Closet aka Woodland Food Closet was established in 1968 to provide emergency assistance to the needy in Yolo County. The Woodland Food Closet, a community based, non-profit service agency, was originally established in response to a Yolo County Grand Jury report, which saw a real need for the formation of a food distribution source in the Woodland area. Our primary focus is to provide three days of nutritionally balanced meals to every individual referred to us who is in an emergency, or crisis situation, or is waiting for other assistance to begin. A referral from a social service agency, including Department of Social Services, Empower Yolo, Pregnancy Support Group, 4th and Hope, Yolo Food Bank, or one of the local churches and schools is necessary to provide the one-time emergency service.

Board Members

Board Officers:
Kathy Aukes, President
Romie Holland, Vice-President
Debbie Gilbert, Treasurer
Lynn Jepsen, Secretary

Board Directors:
Kim Arthur
Lynn Clark
Jamie Dougherty
Alan Flory
Lowell Johnson
Maggie Smythe
Samantha Zumwalt

Executive Director:
Tania Garcia-Cadena

Employees

Over 70 dedicated volunteers and one part-time Executive Director keep the Woodland Food Closet operating. A Board of Directors, comprised of community members, governs the program.

The Woodland Food Closet operates from the basement of the Woodland Christian Church, 509 College Street, Woodland, CA.

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