The Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) Food Bank assists people to become (or remain) self-sufficient by lessening the stress of meeting their basic need for food. The Food Bank provides food to low-income individuals, families, and seniors, as well as to other organizations serving those less fortunate, through partnerships that maximize the foodstuffs supplied to Napa County’s low-income people.
WHO IS SERVED:
38% of the people served are children under age 18
17% are seniors, age 60 or older
63% are of Latino ethnicity
62% are “working class poor,” defined as working one or more non-living wage jobs
13% are “multi-family households,” defined as more than one family living in a single
18% are disabled
HOW THEY ARE SERVED:
Food Pantry Network: A person/family may access a monthly allotment of food, which includes nonperishable items, fresh dairy, fresh produce, frozen meat, and staples such as bread, pinto beans, and rice. Allotments are based on household size.
Senior Brown Bag Program: Seniors over 60 are provided a twice-monthly box of 12-14 nutritious food items that are low/no salt, low/no sugar, easy-to-prepare staples, as well as fresh dairy and produce.
USDA Commodity Program: Families are provided with 8-10 staple items such as canned meat, vegetables, fruit, cereal, and pasta per month at 13 sites In Napa County.
Adopt-A-Block Program: Fresh produce is distributed to five low-income neighborhoods throughout Napa every Saturday.
Nonprofit Agency Access: Food is provided to local nonprofits on a weekly basis to offset their feeding needs. Nonprofits include CHDC Farmworker Camps, ParentsCan, Napa Emergency Women’s Services, McAlister Drug and Rehab Program, Salvation Army, The Table, and others. (more)
HOW MUCH IS SERVED:
In 2015, 1,623,609 lbs. of food was distributed, which included 700,000 lbs. of produce (64,680 lbs. through produce giveaways), 34,949 allotments to unduplicated 9,824 individuals through the Food Pantry Network, 7,278 “brown bags” to 351 unduplicated individuals through the Senior Brown Bag Program, and 3,969 commodity allotments to 422 unduplicated individuals through the USDA Program.
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Oxbow District Wines, Beer and Cocktails
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Krupp Brothers Winery
Mark Herold Wines
Napa Valley Distillery
The Wine Thief
Uncorked at Oxbow
Oxbow Public Market Artisan Merchants
The Restaurant at CIA Copia
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open seating or reserved tables for parties of 10
5 Mystery Magnums
Raise Your Paddle for the Nutrition Education Program
4 Course Dinner prepared by
Chef Ken of La Toque
Chef Todd Humphries of Kitchen Door
Five Dot Ranch
The Olive Press
Napa Valley Wines
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Fieldwork Brewing Co.
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Chair: Don Shindle
Aura Adams, Catherine Bergen, Steve Carlin, Harvest Duhig, Ken Frank,
Anne Girvin, Peter Granoff, Kelsey Hertig,
Mike Jackson, Meghan Krsek,
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