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NCO 50th Anniversary Food Vendor Application

North Coast Opportunities (NCO) has been committed to supporting healthy families and building a healthy community since 1968 – we invest in people through community action. This summer at Todd Grove Park in Ukiah on Saturday, August 25, 2018 between 10am-2pm, NCO will be celebrating 50 years of service in Lake, Mendocino, and surrounding counties!

Our programs such as Head Start Preschool, Rural Communities Child Care, the Power of Produce (POP) Club, the Caring Kitchen Project, Volunteer Network, Redwood Caregiver Resource Center, Mendo-Lake Food Hub, Clearlake Food Pantry, and others have all been dedicated to providing the tools, resources, and support for a healthier community. Because of this mission, NCO would like the 50th Anniversary Celebration to reflect our values.

If you’d like to apply, meet the following specifications to become a food vendor at NCO’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (see our food & beverage policy), and can serve between 500-1000 event-goers, please submit your application by 3pm on May 17, 2018 to Lucia Magallon at NCO's Ukiah office (413 N. State Street), or via email to For questions about the application, healthy food policy, or the event, please contact Tarney Sheldon at 707-462-1950.

Healthy Food Policy

  1. Serve small, appropriate-sized portions
  2. Serve a fresh fruit or vegetable option
  3. Select whole grains for breads and side dishes
  4. Select un-processed proteins and at least one plant-based, vegetarian option
  5. Serve dressings and condiments on the side
  6. Follow beverage policy

*Beverage policy: All beverages must comply with “no added sugar” policy. No alcoholic, caffeinated beverages, or bottled water are allowed (NCO will provide drinking water at the event, free of charge). Suggestions for allowable beverages are: 100% fruit juices or drinks containing 100% fruit juice or natural flavors; Milks with no added sugars; Herbal iced teas with no added sugars