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Emergency Food Program
 
Is your family in need of food assistance?
Our friendly staff at Madera County Food Bank would be happy to connect you with food programs that can assist you.
The Food Bank’s Bilingual staff can help you.

    The emergency food program has been helping families in need of emergency food for many years. This program is intended to help those families who are in need of emergency food. Each month the Madera County Food Bank assists approximately 1,800 persons.
    A family who is in need of emergency food can call our Food Assistance number and our friendly staff can take their name and information and get them connected with emergency food once every fifteen days. They also have the option of coming into our office to receive emergency food. Items needed are a photo id card and a proof of address. The Maximum income varies from family to family, depending on the family size.

The emergency food that the Madera County Food Bank assists clients with is also known as an emergency food box. Each emergency food box consists of:
   -Protein        -Vegetable
    -Grain            -Iron
    -Fruit            -Starch
(Some times there will be extra items that come along with the emergency food depending on our donation status)
 
 
 

Senior Nutrition and Produce Program

“SNAPP”

SNAPP is open to any person 55 years old or older. From April through November we provide fresh fruits and vegetables for a shared maintenance fee of $2.00 per week. Distributions are every Thursday between 7am and 9:00am (weather permitting) at Lions Town & Country Park on the Howard Road side of the park.

Applications are available on site.

The Madera County Food Bank in partnership with The City of Madera Parks & Recreation Department is proud to bring this program to the senior citizens of Madera County.

If you need additional information or would like to assist with this program as a volunteer, please contact:
 
Ryan McWherter,
Executive Director/Program Coordinator, at
559-674-1482.
 
 

Senior Brown Bag Program


Our Brown Bag Program is for seniors 55 years and older to help them stretch their monthly food budget. Each month these seniors receive a brown bag with a variety of grocery items available (canned foods, dry goods and fresh produce). Distribution locations are determined either by residence of each senior or the location of their choice. The cost is $20.00 a year. These funds go toward the program expenses (freight charges, food costs and warehousing).

No restrictions on monthly income to qualify.

The Madera County Food Bank is proud to provide this program for senior citizens of Madera County.

If you need additional information please contact:
Michelle Ruiz,
Office Manager/Program Coordinator, at
559-674-1482.

Community Assistance Program

“CAP”

CAP is a monthly distribution of FREE fresh produce and/or products to the citizens of Madera. Distributions are on the second Tuesday of each month – locations change from month to month.

The Madera County Food Bank in partnership with California Emergency Food Link and The City of Madera Parks & Recreation bring this program to all citizens of Madera County.

We extend an invitation to any agency that may want to distribute information to join us on these dates.

If you need additional information or would like to assist with this program as a volunteer, please contact:
 
Michelle Ruiz,
Office Manager/Program Coordinator, at
559-674-1482.
 
 
 

Emergency Food Assistance Program

“EFAP”


EFAP is a California Department of Social Services program and was established to supplement the nutritional needs of eligible individuals and households. Distributions are made through food banks located throughout the State of California. Any qualifying individual or household receives a box of food designed for the number of people in that family. This is a NO COST program.

The Madera County Food Bank is proud to participate in this state-wide program for the citizens of Madera County.

If you need additional information please contact:
 
Michelle Ruiz,
Office Manager/Program Coordinator, at
559-674-1482.