Network Café and North Area Collaborative

Founded in 2001 through a partnership with SMUD and United Way, Network Café brings organizations closer together to improve community resources and services for people in need. Every month, over 50 representatives from local human-services organizations meet for a complimentary lunch to share ideas and collaborate on issues and services that impact people in crisis. Thanks to the ongoing support from SMUD, and participating agencies, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is able to provide an opportunity for organizations to exchange information in a relaxed environment with good food, meaningful interaction and great networking. Not-for-profit agencies are welcome to come share our vision of better assisting those in need and participate in this monthly event. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and request to be added to the monthly e-mail list.

Upcoming topics - 2014

  • January – Relationship Skill Center and Love-Talk-Read Book Drive
  • February – University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Clinics
  • March – Multipurpose Senior Service Program
  • April – TerraNova Counseling
  • May – Sacramento County Library Summer Reading Program

The North Area Collaborative is a networking group of more than 70 local agencies focused on resources available throughout North Sacramento and Del Paso Heights. The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 12-1pm at different partner sites. Networking and resource sharing information is also forwarded to the group on a regular basis. Contact Genevieve Deignan  to join the North Area Collaborative or to share resources with the group.