Y-S Food Bank partners with Yubakami for seniors | News2 min read
The Yuba-Sutter Food Financial institution introduced this week that it partnered with Yuba County foothills enterprise Yubakami to provide fresh make to Yuba County seniors taking part in the Senior Shipping Program, previously identified as the Homebound Delivery Plan.
Yubakami is composed of local farmers in the county who develop “nutritionally abundant, healthier, mainly organic, fruits and vegetables,” according to Michelle Downing, CEO of Yuba-Sutter Meals Bank.
“This partnership boosts the accessibility to regionally grown develop by getting healthier meals to lower-income seniors and, in addition, contributes to improving the nearby food stuff process,” Downing said in a assertion. “I am content we can make the most of grant funding to provide wholesome food items and aid our local farmers.”
The partnership with Yubakami, which begun Monday, is predicted to continue via Oct. 31. The purpose, Downing stated, is to provide 160 bags of develop weekly.
Downing stated Yubakami “will produce seasonally contemporary, locally developed fruits and greens, approximately 12 to 15 pounds” and 50 percent a dozen eggs to Yuba County seniors who take part in the Senior Shipping and delivery Plan.
“The partnership concerning the Yuba-Sutter Foodstuff Lender and Yubakami presents impetus to little neighborhood farmers to broaden their plantings: to concentrations that make them successful,” Yubakami proprietor Steven Dambeck stated in a statement. “And it helps satisfy a main mission we share: to make scrumptious, nutrient-dense produce available to every person in our local community.”
Downing reported the Yuba-Sutter Foodstuff Financial institution Homebound Shipping and delivery Software started in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure “vulnerable, at-hazard seniors in Yuba and Sutter counties had entry to nutritious meals.”