About the Food Bank

Vision Statement

All individuals & families of El Dorado County who face hunger will have the opportunity to secure nutritionally adequate food at all times.

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive services in collaboration with other hunger-response agencies that will help transform the lives of people in need by:

* Providing nutritious foods
* Advocating for and participating in various programs, including nutrition education, which will promote self-sufficiency
* Educating the general public on local hunger, its causes and consequences


About the Food Bank of El Dorado countyThe Food Bank of El Dorado County was established in 2000 by founder Mike Sproull and a handful of compassionate community activists. El Dorado County was one of a few counties in California that did not contain a full service food bank. From a grassroots humble beginning, teamed with the community, the Food Bank is now the largest collaborative charity in El Dorado County. The Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women’s shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, underprivileged youth programs, youth shelters, soup kitchens, maternity homes and more.

In 2009 alone; our volunteers, financial supporters, product donors, and charity network made it possible for us to distribute over $2.5 million of food for the hungry of El Dorado County.


Incorporated in 2000 as a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Food Bank is governed by a board of directors that is representative of the community it serves. Our volunteer force made up of hundreds of compassionate local residents contributes significantly to warehouse, distribution, and office operations by managing, inspecting, sorting, shelving and distributing donated foods.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County administers and distributes several programs, including the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program, the Senior Brown Bag Program, the Raleys/Bel Air Food for Families Program, the Donate, Don’t Dump Program, the local Food Rescue Program, etc.

Area of Service

On a daily basis, the Food Bank solicits, receives, warehouses, and distributes donated food within a defined service area, principally to a wide range of non-profit agencies that operate food assistance programs for the people of El Dorado County, from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe.

Food Bank Newsletter

Food Matters Newsletter 2010

2010 Food Bank Financial Statement

Click on the following link to view the Food Bank of El Dorado County’s 2010 990 tax form.

2010  Financials Food Bank 990

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