C.A.R.E. Food Bank

Community Action Resources Of Escalon (C.A.R.E.)

1531 2nd Street – Escalon, California 95320 – Phone: 209-838-3831


Community Based Volunteer Organization

  • The Escalon Ministerial Association (EMA) serves as the administrative board responsible for the C.A.R.E. Program.  Each week about 15-20 volunteers work in various food distribution programs to help local residents in time of need.

Weekly Emergency Supplemental Food

  • First, Second, Fourth and (when applicable) fifth Wednesday of each month starting at 9:45 – 10:30 am the C.A.R.E. program is open for the residents of Escalon & Farmington who need food and whose income meets the Federal poverty level (Self-reporting of income is required).  A bag of food is provided free, one for each household.  Currently we are providing for over 100 households a week.

Senior Brown Bag

  • Each second and fourth Tuesday (after the first Monday)  from 8:00 to 11:00 am seniors over 60 years of age can get a bag of food.  The cost is $12.00 yearly, paid in November.  This was designed for people on a fixed income and has no specified requirement.  As with all three food programs we do not arrange or administer any organized volunteer delivery program.  Some people rely on friends to help deliver their food to them.

Federal Government Commodities Program

  • On the third Thursday from 8:00 to 11:00 am of each month C.A.R.E. distributes Government commodities to Escalon & Farmington Seniors 60 years of age and over who self-certify that they meet Federal Guidelines.

Meet The Staff

  • Patti Baxter is the current Director of C.A.R.E..  Patti, along with a large group of capable volunteers keep C.A.R.E. going.  These include people who pick up food with their own trucks, clean the center, pack bags, help people to sign in each week, help people carry out food bags, monitor the distribution of extra items and sort food items.  All these varied jobs need to get done and keep a program such as C.A.R.E. going.  We invite you to join our team of volunteers.  If you are interested please contact Patti Baxter at (209) 838-8472. 

Donations Accepted

  • C.A.R.E. gets its supplies from many sources.  In addition to our regular suppliers from the area food bank, we rely on community donations.  Donations of food are accepted and must be unopened and usually not perishable or homemade.  We do accept fresh home grown produce in season.  Please do not leave your donations outside.  If you have items to donate, we ask that you phone ahead (838-3831) and arrange for someone to meet you there.  C.A.R.E. no longer accepts clothing or household items. Cash donations may be mailed to:
Escalon Ministerial Association
P O Box 1
Escalon, CA  95320

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