No one should go hungry in our community
Our main program as a food bank is to provide groceries and fresh food to our neighbors in need. Recipients from Sacramento County may come one time per week if needed to receive groceries. We are apart of the Sacramento Food Bank network, the one time per week is for any food bank visit in the area.
Several local grocery stores donate their meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy and bread each week. Our volunteers sort through and organize these donations to distribute at one of our weekly outreaches. Through our grocery store food drives and local school food drives, many of our non-perishable items are collected and also organized to distribute at these outreaches. Do to only handing out donated food, we never know what we’ll have each week but do our best to have items in each category for our clients so they are able to prepare well balance, nutritional food.
We rely on a 100% volunteer staff and generous donations from local businesses, churches and families in our community to make this happen.
We desire that every family has a great Thanksgiving
Every year, we partner with many organizations in the area to provide hundreds of families with a Thanksgiving dinner. We are always looking for volunteers and donors to help us pull off this annual event.
Every child deserves a special first day of school
In 2014, we launched a new partnership with AboutKidz to help provide school lunches to hundreds of children at their FirstDay Back to School late summer event. This is an annual partnership that we hope to continue for many years to come.
Check out the story about the 2014 event.
We were gifted a trailer in the summer of 2019 that has enabled us to take our destruction site on the road. The trailer has been fitted with a fridge and freezer unit that runs on a generator when we’re off site and can be plugged in when at the Main Ave location. We are excited about the opportunity to reach more people in need.
Currently we are using the trailer on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a mobile distribution at New Life Church in Fair Oaks in partnership with the Fair Oaks Rotary. In the past, we were able to use it for our Food For Thought program to help feed people at local schools during the summertime.