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.

Capital Campaign

The Imperial Valley Food Bank is in the public phase of its efforts to build a new 28,000 square foot facility that will feature modern loading docks, freezer and food storage space to ensure food safety, teaching and gardening areas, and plentiful parking in a central location with easy access by public transportation. The new facility will include a 22,000 square-foot warehouse that is substantially larger than the current warehouse and will feature:
  • Mechanized loading docks to accommodate three different types and sizes of trucks. The current facility’s lack of loading docks is a major limiting factor in its food distribution capabilities! The new building will feature covered, secure delivery areas to quickly and safely load and unload large trucks of donated food for storage and distribution, which will greatly maximize operational efficiencies and save wear and tear on equipment and staff.
  • Ample cold and frozen storage to ensure food safety. More than 5,300 square feet of cooler and freezer space will provide proper storage of one million pounds of fresh, local fruits and vegetables annually, in addition to the cold and frozen products, which are staples of USDA commodities. The Food Bank is the designated USDA distribution center in the county.
  • Community teaching spaces including classroom space, gardens, and a teaching kitchen to help clients manage diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other food-related diseases, by learning how to prepare healthy foods for children, seniors, and families, as well as food budgeting.
  • Improved access through sufficient parking and nearby public transportation. The new facility is more centrally located in Imperial County and features an adjacent bus stop.
  • Volunteer and office space, allowing for more organized community volunteerism, program expansion, and community meetings.

We want to take a moment to thank those who have already supported us in this venture. 

  • Danny and Shelly Wilkinson
  • Ron and Sara Griffen
  • Bill Thomas
  • Curt & Julie Corda
  • John and Delfina Levada
  • Ed and Patricia McGrew
  • Steve and Cindy Nickus
  • James and Deborah Abatti
  • Mike and Kris Becker
  • Our Lady of Victory
  • Robert and Norma Barros
  • Cliff & Frances Strahm
  • John and Marie Anderson
  • Cathy and John Kennerson
  • Bill and Marybelle Plourd
  • George Morris
  • Greg Smith
  • Colace Family
  • Jamie and Viviana Honold
  • Philip Rutherford
  • Jack Vessey
  • Glen Bornt
  • David & Joan Tyler
  • Anne Irigoyen
  • Jack & Joan Tyler
  • Westmoreland Farming
  • Farm Credit West
  • Nayan Shah
  • Bob & Sylvia Trimm
  • Joshua Meyer
  • Robert & Betty Trimm
  • 8 minutenergy
  • Duggins Construction
  • Katalina Penland and John Dale
  • The Elmore Company
  • Karen Smith
  • Kevin Smith 
  • Bob & Dana Presley
  • Dominic Antchango
  • Z Global
  • Copley
  • Ormat
  • Sun Community Federal Credit Union
  • Community Valley Bank
  • Elanco/Imperial Pre-Mix
  • Irvine Foundation
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Rabobank 
  • Imperial Irrigation District