Our Mission

To improve the quality of life of families and seniors that are food needy within our reach by offering basic sustenance, food education and self-sufficient training.

About Madera County Food Bank

The Madera County Food Bank was established in 1999. We are an organization who tries to meet the food needs of Madera County. Our organization operates on a great number of volunteers. Volunteers are very important to the success of the food bank. Individuals who volunteer gain a great understanding on many of the programs that we offer. As a food bank we try to reach out to any person or family in need of food. We also have programs that are intended to reach out to our senior citizens of Madera County. There are also different food give-a-ways that are held at the food bank. The food bank holds a Thanksgiving and Christmas food give-a-way every year. We here at the Madera County Food Bank, also try to partner up with agencies and organizations to assure that the residents of Madera County do not go without food.

Our Team

Ryan McWheter - Executive Director

Ryan McWherter

Executive Director

Michelle Ruiz Programs Manager

Michelle Ruiz

Operations Manager

Frank Gradillas Warehouse Manager

Frank Gradillas

Warehouse Manager

Jamie Reyes Office Manager

Jamie Reyes

Office Manager

Chad Roes - Warehouse Assistant

Chad Roes

Warehouse Assistant

Board of Directors

Victor Montez

Victor Montes


CEO - A1 Transport

Tony Tavares

Tony Tavares

Vice President

Owner - TRT Contracting

Athena Gonzales

Athena Gonzales


Owner - Samora & Gonzales Business Services

Lizette Contreras Camarena

Lizette Contreras


Director of Community Development - Camarena Health

Dana Lennemann

Dana Lennemann

Executive Director - Our House Residential Care

Paul Dodson - Owner:Operator Guardian Mobile Shredding

Paul Dodson

Owner - Guardian Mobile Shredding

Jason Lorance - owner operator RD Sanitation

Jason Lorance

Owner - R&D Sanitation

Sean Tharp

Sean Tharp

Owner - Grocery Outlet