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.


The food insecurity rate in Imperial Valley is estimated at 17% for all residents. Tragically, it is 33% for Imperial County children. These rates remains one of the worst in the nation and the highest in childhood hunger in the State of California. We know that alleviating hunger can strengthen the community as a whole. If people have enough nutritious food to eat then kids learn more at school, people are sick less often, workers are more productive, crime declines and the cycle of poverty can end its vicious spiral.