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.


Partner Agencies

In an attempt to eliminate hunger in Imperial County, the Imperial Valley Food Bank is proud to partner with numerous non-profit and faith organizaitons.

Organizations include:

Distribution Sites

These agencies and churches distribute food from the I.V. Food Bank and the USDA Commodity Program in their local communities:

Brawley Family Apts. · Brawley Get Together Club · Brawley Senior Apts. · Campesinos Unidos · Calexico Family Apts. · Casa del Sol Apts. · Catholic Charities · Countryside Apts. · First Christian Church · Heber Community Center · Hector Esquer · Imperial Garden Apts. · New Life Assembly · Saint Anthony’s Church · Salvation Army · Sierra Vista Apts. · United Methodist Church Holtville · Villa Flores Senior Apts. · Westmoreland Family Apts. - De Anza/ Quintero Senior Apts.- Sonterra Family Apts. - Sister Evelyn Mourey Center- UDWA El Centro- Villa Esperanza- Calipatria Family Apts.

Mobile Food Pantry Sites

At these sites, the I.V. Food Bank distributes food through our refrigerate Mobile Food Pantry that allows food to be served to these communities at the proper temperature for food safety. These sites do not have agencies with enough infrastructure to serve their communities.

Seeley Apostolic Assembly · Bombay Beach · Our Lady of Guadalupe, Calexico· Community Presbyterian Church, Westmorland · Niland Community Center · Ocotillo Community Center · Salton Sea · San Pascual FRC · St. Patrick’s Church, Calipatria

Soup Kitchens and Shelters

These sites provide meals to clients through the USDA commodities distribution:

House of Hope · El Redentor · Salvation Army Soup Kitchen · Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter Calexico

Fresh Rescue

These sites benefit from the donations of grocery store food that would otherwise be dumped. This food is edible, but not saleable. The stores that donate are Lucky, Target, Food 4 Less El Centro & Brawley and all the Walmart Stores in Brawley, El Centro and Calexico.

7th Day Adventist · Four Square Church/Overcomers Brawley · El Redentor · New Creations · Victory Outreach · VOA Imperial Manor · House of Hope Shelter · Center for Family Solutions · Salvation Army Soup Kitchen · Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter

Agency Store

The Food Bank offers canned food to agencies that operate their own food pantries or desire to augment the distribution at their sites with more food. These agencies shop at the store:

El Centro Church of the Nazarene · First United Methodist Church El Centro · Christ Community Church · Four Square Church Calipatria · Second Baptist Church · VOA Imperial Manor · Saint Anthony’s Church · 7th Day Adventist · United Methodist Church Brawley · United Methodist Church Holtville · Victory Outreach · Calipatria Community Church ·  Sure Help Line Crisis Center El Centro ·  Holy Tabernacle Church El Centro

Weekend Backpack Program

The I.V. Food Bank operates a program to address the immediate needs of children who are not getting enough food at home. These children rely on school meals for their subsistence and weekends often mean little food for them to eat. Teachers and Administrators identify the neediest students who are provided with a backpack of food each Friday allowing them to eat on the weekends. Currently 706 students receive backpacks at the following schools:

Dool Elementary · Blanche Charles Elementary · Calexico High School · Calexico Ninth Grade Campus · Enrique Camarena Junior High · Aurora High School · Jefferson Elementary

Rockwood Elementary · Kennedy Gardens Elementary · William Moreno Junior High

Washington Elementary · Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary · Central Union High School

Kennedy Middle · McKinley Elementary · Imagine · Wilson Junior

Barbara Worth Junior · Miquel Hildalgo Elementary · Phil D. Swing Elementary

Myron D. Witter Elementary · J W Oakley Elementary · Ben Hulse Elementary

Frank Wright Middle · Calipatria High · Westmorland Elementary · San Pasqual High

San Pasqual Middle · San Pasqual Union Elementary · Pine Elementary · Holtville Middle

Finley Elementary · Dogwood Elementary · Seeley Union