Connecting the Local Food System
Yolo Food Hub will provide new and expanded existing facilities for aggregating, processing, storing and distributing farm produce grown in Yolo County and surrounding areas.
The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has approved a $2M contribution toward the project in 2021. Yolo Food Hub is seeking additional grants to support site acquisition and facilities construction.
The need for a food hub in the region has long been recognized, but COVID-19 has made addressing this need extremely urgent. The project will provide pandemic relief for local farmers, offer fresh and nutritious foods to Yolo County regional school children, improve regional food security, increase employment and job training opportunities, and stabilize food markets, among other pandemic relief benefits. Yolo Food Bank’s supplies, in particular, will be secured and expanded through the proposed food hub.