Business Food Fund Challenge

Donate to local food banks!

Central Valley Community Bank is proud to participate in its fifth Business Food Fund Challenge to benefit food banks from the San Joaquin Valley to the Greater Sacramento region – a campaign it first began in 2014. Along with its own donation of $10,000 to 14 food banks in its territory, the Bank is actively challenging businesses of all sizes to join the effort to help fund local food banks which are working tirelessly to provide needed nourishment for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, massive job losses due to business closures and reductions in commerce have created a spike in the need for services provided by food banks. With the true economic impact of the pandemic still unknown, it is anticipated that food insecurity will continue to escalate in the coming months, up to a year or longer.

As part of the Bank’s 40-year anniversary pledge to support 40 nonprofits for a total of $40,000 in the communities it serves, efforts are now focused on food banks and housing insecurity nonprofits due to the impacts of COVID-19. The Business Food Fund Challenge is also joined by the Bank’s entire team of employees who are creatively motivating and inspiring each another to raise funds for food banks. Since 2014, and including this campaign, the Bank has donated nearly $52,400 to food banks in the communities it proudly serves.

Please join CVCB by making a difference today and donating to the food banks noted below. For your convenience, their contact information and donation preferences are noted.

Help us feed the community, donate now!

Community Food Banks Counties Served Contacts Donation Preference

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno

Fresno, Merced and Kern Counties

Ashlee Wolf
Development Director
(559) 237-0851

Online or check by mail

Central California Food Bank

Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare Counties

Kym Dildine
Chief Administrative Officer
(559) 237-3663

Online or check by mail

Emergency Food Bank Stockton and San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County

Leonard Hanson
(209) 464-7369
Online or check by mail

FoodLink of Tulare County Inc.

Tulare County

Nicole Celaya
Executive Director
(559) 651-3663

Online or check by mail

Love, Inc. of Greater Merced

Merced County

Annette Macias
Executive Director
(209) 383-7034

Online or check by mail

Madera County Food Bank

Madera County

Michelle Ruiz
Office Manager
(559) 674-1482

Online or check by mail

Merced County Food Bank

Merced County Bill Gibbs

Executive Director
(209) 726-3663

Online or check by mail

Second Harvest Food Bank

San Joaquin and Stanislaus County

Jessica Vaughn
Development Director
(209) 239-2091

Online or check by mail

The Salvation Army – Tulare Corps

Tulare County

Lt. Yonathan Escobar
Corps Officer, Tulare
(559) 687-2520



Associated Students, Inc. at Sacramento State – ASI Food Pantry

Sacramento State University

Elizabeth Villalobos
Food Pantry Coordinator
(916) 278-3978

Online or check by mail

Placer Food Bank Placer County
Lisa Heinrich
Director of Development
(916) 783-0481
Online or check by mail

Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank

Sacramento County

Keith Wright
Executive Director
(916) 439-0719

Online or check by mail

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Sacramento County
Melanie Flood
Director of Development
(916) 456-1980
Online or check by mail
Twin Lakes Food Bank Sacramento County
Lisa Tuter
Executive Director
(916) 985-6263
Online or check by mail