The Imperial Valley Food Bank has a host of programs that address food security in Imperial County.
Community Food Distributions
The Imperial Valley Food Bank distributes food throughout the Imperial Valley in two main ways: by providing food to agencies and churches that distribute food for their neighbors and by a direct service Mobile Food Pantry, operated by the IV Food Bank, that serves the areas of the Valley where there are not partner agencies.
While we are proud to distribute a wide variety of healthy food, we know that there is great dignity in a person being able to purchase and choose their own. That is why we have staff that specialize in helping people navigate the process to apply for CalFresh (SNAP).
Senior Nutritious Food Program
In an effort to address the growing number of Imperial County senior citizens aged 60 and older struggling from food insecurity, the Imperial Valley Food Bank launched the Senior Nutritious Food Program in 2022.
Weekend Backpack Program
The Weekend Backpack Program provides a solution to weekend hunger. Teachers identify the most at-risk students who are then given food to fill their backpacks on Fridays when they leave school.