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Congrats to This Month’s Nonprofit Beneficiary: Placer Food Bank

Placer Food Bank (PFB), founded in 1970 as the Community Resources Council, has grown from a small grassroots agency to the leading advocate and food distributor for hunger-relief in El Dorado, Nevada, and Placer counties. They operate a food distribution center in Roseville that’s over 34,000 square feet and is being expanded by 44,000 square feet later this year.

Judy Gillespie, owner of Sunrise Natural Foods; Terry Carroll, publisher of STYLE Magazine; and Dave Martinez, executive director of Placer Food Bank; Group photo with check by Taylor Gillespie ©stylemediagroup


An affiliate of Feeding America, PFB is part of a nationwide network of 200 independent food banks securing and distributing food and grocery products. Being a member affiliate of Feeding America, PFB is mindful about the importance of its designation and the high standards set by Feeding America and across the food bank network. Staff and volunteers work to ensure they follow Feeding America’s best practices.

“Each day, our dedicated PFB team and volunteers work diligently to uplift our communities by providing access to healthy foods for people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities who are impacted by hunger and the need for food assistance,” says Dave Martinez, executive director of PFB.

Placer Food Bank


During 2021-2022, PFB distributed 8.1 million pounds of food to its over 70 hunger-relief partners and through its PantryToGo free drive-through distributions, serving 613,000 individuals and providing 10.4 million meals.

For more information and to get involved, visit

“It's the support of our loyal advertising partners like Sunrise Natural Foods that allow us the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve.”
—Terry Carroll & Wendy Sipple

In honor of our 20th year in business, we're donating $1,000 each month (through January 2024) to local charitable organizations and need YOU, our readers, to help us designate the recipients. To nominate the charity of your choice, visit

Group photo with check by Taylor Gillespie ©stylemediagroup. Placer Food Bank photos by Terri Olson Photography.