An Important Gift to the Community for the Holidays

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund donated $25,000 in support of the 2010 Holiday Food Basket Program, providing holiday meals to Yolo County families in need.

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund was proud to step in and partner with the Yolo Wayfarer Center and Food Bank of Yolo County to help fulfill 650 Thanksgiving meals for families throughout the county when the program was at risk of being cut this year.

On November 23, Tribal Council Members Mia Durham and James Kinter, alongside Community Fund board members and Yocha Dehe staff arrived in force to assemble food baskets, work the distribution lines and wish everyone a happy holiday.

In addition to the Thanksgiving meals, the Food Bank of Yolo County was also able to use funds from the Tribe in support of the Christmas food donation. Christmas meal baskets will be distributed to 1,000 Yolo County families on December 17 and 18.

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is dedicated to creating a healthy community through engaged philanthropy, deep community knowledge and awareness, and active leadership. Over the past decade, the Community Fund has provided more than $18 million in financial support to nonprofit organizations and service providers in Sacramento County, Yolo County and beyond.