2016 california nonprofit of the year award

Imperial Valley Food Bank is proud to be a 2016 California Nonprofit of the Year! Thank you to our board, staff and the community for all the work you do to make us a success.


About Us

Imperial Valley Food Bank (IVFB) has served as an independent, non-profit charitable organization since 1991. Created and operated for and by residents of Imperial County, IVFB has flourished since our humble beginning in a garage. IVFB has steadily increased our capacity to meet the needs of our community. The demand for emergency food assistance in Imperial Valley remains a county-wide effort as IVFB consistently serves 20,000 individuals monthly.

IVFB's primary function is to resource, allocate and distribute nutritious food through non-profit agencies in the county who distribute food directly to their local communities. IVFB's large partners include Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Campesinos Unidos, Imperial Valley Housing Authority, Neighboorhood House and the Sister Evelyn Mourey Center. In addition to our larger partners, the Food Bank works with small food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, churches, and schools. By working with existing agencies, IVFB is able to provide emergency food assistance to all of Imperial County.