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Free food banks Placer County California.

If you need food in Placer County California, find information, including phone numbers and addresses, of  free emergency food pantries near you, soup kitchens, and other non-profits. Many of them offer low cost or free groceries, free food, perishable items, and other aid to the low income and needy. There is support for residents in the Auburn area and across the county, and find a free referral number at the bottom of the page as well.

While each center will try to help as many people as possible, most do have limited funding, resources, and hours, and certain conditions may need to be met. It can be recommended to call in advance before stopping by a Placer County food bank to get more information on the programs and services offered. Volunteers will try to offer the most assistance that they can.

Some of the locations may also provide low income people with other forms of assistance, including clothing, holiday meals (free Christmas and Thanksgiving food baskets), and possibly even help for bills or rent expenses. There are other food and hunger prevention programs for immigrants and Spanish speakers. Another resource is applications to CalFresh food stamps or USDA commodities. Find the leading food banks in the area below.

Methodist Church
Address of food bank is 109 Washington Blvd.
Roseville, California 95678
Phone number - (916) 783-3464

Rocklin Community Center
Address: 5400 5th Street
Rocklin, California 95677
Telephone number - (916) 625-5000
Several social service programs are offered, all in addition to distributing free food and meals. Learn about, or apply for Meals on Wheels and free groceries. There are also applications to food stamps, rent help, housing, LIHEAP, and more.




Seventh Day Adventist Church
12225 Rock Creek Road
Auburn, CA 95603
Dial the church at (530) 885-4232 for hours of when food is distributed, as well as more information. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals are also served in Placer County.

Valley Oaks Senior Apartments
Location - 600 Auburn Ravine Road
Auburn, California 95603
(916) 783-0482
A food pantry is available for local seniors and elderly in the community.

Bridgeway Christian Church
8150 Industrial Ave
Roseville, California 95678
Main number is (916) 238-5321
Low income families can get help. Peanut butter, bread, tuna, spam, and cultural meals. Help is offered in Spanish as well.

Harvest Community Church
A free food pantry and soup kitchen is at 1376 Blue Oaks Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
For hours, call (916) 771-4781





First United Methodist Church
109 Washington Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-3464
Assistance programs include a food pantry, clothing closet, and thrift store.

Rhema Christian Center
658 Commerce Drive
Roseville, California 95678
(916) 780-2121
Everything from free toiletries, laundry detergent, canned or frozen meat, bread, dairy and more is offered at the food bank.

Calvary Chapel Roseville
801-Z Riverside Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 786-6296

Life Community Church
10020 Foothill Boulevard
Roseville, California 95747
(916) 788-2697
The Placer County pantry has items such as Tomato sauce, vegetable soup, canned meat, baby formula, and more. There are also diapers, gift cards, and free holiday meals for the low income, needy, and elderly.

The Rock of Roseville
Free food pantry is at 202 Bonita Street
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone number is Call (916) 789-7625

Adventist Community Services
Location - 12225 Rock Creek Road
Auburn, CA 95602
Phone - (530) 823-0345
Supports the low income in the greater Placer County region. Get food assistance, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, baby supplies and formula, and other help.

Interfaith Food Closet
12972 Earhart Ave. Suite 301
Auburn, CA 95602
PO Box 132 Auburn, CA 95604
Telephone number is (530) 885-1921
Perishable and canned groceries, baby formula, and support is provided for the working poor.





Salvation Army
286 Sutter Street
Auburn, California 95603
Telephone number of the non-profit (530) 889-3990
Various programs for the low income and unemployed are offered. Services include a food pantry, thrift store, and emergency food boxes. They help immigrants and elderly eat, find meals, and get social services. Other help may come in the form of shelter, personal hygiene items, and rent. There are also free Thanksgiving turkey dinners and Christmas meals.

Another Placer County Salvation Army soup kitchen and food bank is at 100 Lincoln Street, Roseville, California 95678. Call (916)784-3382. More on food assistance Placer County Salvation Army.

Sierra Reach Ministries
Food bank address - 18015 Applegate Road
Applegate, CA 95703
(530) 878-2705

St. Vincent De Paul of Placer County
Location is 503 Guiseppe Court
Roseville, California 95678
Call (916) 781-3303
Partners with local churches and charities. Apply for food, meals, perishable items, and financial help. Other items may be furniture, fresh fruits and snacks for kids, and a clothing closet. Groceries, dry goods, free hygiene items (detergent and soap) and more is offered too.

A second St. Vincent de Paul is at 280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648. Call (916) 295-9435. There is a free dining room for meals.

Loomis Basin Food Closet
Food pantry address is 5871 Colwell Road
Penryn, CA 95656
(916) 652-5278





Elijah’s Jar
Address is 24410 Main Street
Foresthill, CA 95631
Dial (530) 367-3085
Volunteers work at the Placer County pantry. There is also a soup kitchen on site for the elderly and homeless for hot meals.

Salt Mine
590 G Street
Lincoln, California 95648
Phone number - (916) 645-3778

Abundant Life Fellowship
Address is 706 Atlantic Street
Roseville, California 95678
Phone: (916) 783-1989
The charity has a Helping Hands Food and Clothes Closet. Clothes, milk, meat, and more is offered.

Foothill Famers' Market
PO Box 3343
Auburn, CA 95604
Phone number is (530) 823-6183
Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and other items are given from multiple sites. Fruits, vegetables, and other items are available, including for CalFresh food stamp holders.

Placer County WIC Program
1000 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95765
(530) 889-7187

Project MANA
Address is 948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone number - (775) 298-0008
Boxes and fresh food, cleaning supplies, perishable goods, and more is provided to low income families.

The Village Presbyterian Church
Address of food pantry at church is 736 McCourry Blvd.
Incline Village, NV. 89451
Phone: (775) 831-0784





Additional free food and meal programs in Placer County

Many other food pantries and soup kitchens near you help the less fortunate. Or residents can enroll into Meals on Wheels or USDA commodity programs such as Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Feeding America locations in Placer County also help with CalFresh applications, free school meals, and other benefits too.. For information, dial 916.783.0481.


By Jon McNamara














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