The Imperial Valley Food Bank has been addressing the needs of people facing hunger since 1991.
This past year the COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new series of challenges for the organization. The challenge of meeting the needs of families in crises has grown with the increased number of unemployed in the Valley. Other challenges include finding a way to deliver food with the least amount of contact. The Food Bank has had to prepare all food ahead of time , take it to distribution sites for loading in cars as they drive-thru. Much more work , but less contact. The IVFB has been assisted in this process by law enforcement agencies , city and county staff , National Guard troops and volunteers. In 2020 the local food bank distributed a record 8 million pounds of food. Imperial Valley Food Bank Executive Director Sara Griffin added that they could use more volunteers. If you are not at a high-risk for COVID-19 you can volunteers at the warehouse or at food distribution sites. You can contact the food bank for more information.