Glenn - February 2017

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ (SFBFS) Clothing program provides men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories at no cost to individuals in need. Every day, individuals have access to free clothing no matter their circumstance. One gentleman, named Glenn, has reaped the benefits of the clothing services offered and describes how the organization overall has helped shape his future and given him hope.

“It all started on a sunny day,” Glenn recalls. “I was given an umbrella on a sunny day.” After speaking with Glenn, he explained. “I was a beaten man. This organization gave me a reason to pick my head back up. Tasha [SFBFS’ Clothing Program Manager] is an angel. Her spirit was carried out through me. I couldn’t be more grateful.”

As a father to a young son, Glenn’s instincts kicked in when he noticed that a nearby crosswalk for schoolchildren was unsafe. He decided to do something about it. After drafting up a proposal to install a blinking lights system for the heavily trafficked crosswalk, Glenn went to the County, but not before stopping off at SFBFS’ Clothing program to pick up a professional outfit. “I felt so confident walking in there,” remembers Glenn. “I had a plan and I was able to feel good about presenting it because of what I was wearing.” Not long after, Glenn’s proposal became a reality. A new blinking lights system was installed to help keep the local schoolchildren safe when crossing the busy street at Franklin and 9th streets.

“I remember another time the Clothing program came through for not just me but my young son,” shared Glenn. Many of the children in our neighborhood go without because their parents simply can’t afford things. One year, the school was raffling off two Halloween costumes for a class of 17! I just didn’t think that was fair. Working with Tasha, we were able to provide all the kids in my son’s class with a Halloween costume that year. It was an amazing feeling to know we made a child’s day.”

These are just a few of the many stories showcasing the impact of SFBFS’ Clothing program in our community. Many thanks go out to the generous donors in our community who provide an abundance of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and specialty items like Halloween costumes for those in need.

 

Click on a link below to read archived Client Spotlights:

2017
January 2017 - Kristy (CalFresh)
February 2017 - Glenn (Clothing)

2016
December 2016 - Miguel (Turkey Distribution)
November 2016 - Carlos (Immigration Legal Services)
October 2016 - Erisan (Youth Education)
September 2016 - Alcaraz-Diaz Family (Health & Nutrition)
August 2016 - Mehry Family (Refugee Resettlement)
July 2016 - Megan and Zaire (Parent Education)
June 2016 - Rosalyn (SMUD)
May 2016 - Nathan (Adult Education)
April 2016 - Target Excellence (Food Access)
March 2016 - Carmen (Clothing program)
February 2016 - Ramona (Holiday Recap)
January 2016 - Frankie Rumsey (CalFresh Outreach)

2015
December 2015 - Montoya Green (Parent Education)
November 2015 - Latdavanh Reyes (Adult Education)
October 2015 - Jamie Monroe (Adult Education)
September 2015 - Heart for the Hungry (Partner Agency)
August 2015 - Samaya Ridgeway (Youth Education)
July 2015 - Nematullah Sarvary (Refugee Resettlement)
June 2015 - Denise Ford (Demonstration Garden)
May 2015 - Joanne Fleming (Clothing)
March 2015 - Adriana Santoyo (Youth Education)
February 2015 - Inna Kushnirchuk (Parent Ed)
January 2015 - Ebenezer Christian Church (Partner Agency)

 

 -2014
December 2014 - Mercy Housing (Partner Agency)
November 2014 - Kenneth Holder (Food Access)
September 2014 - Yvonne Davis (Senior)
August 2014 - Rahimi Family (Youth Education)
July 2014 - Kevin Wiley (Parent Education)
June 2014 - Krash Munoz (Youth Education)
May 2014 - Virgina Saucedo (Adult Education) 
April 2014 - Sherrie Kelley (Demonstration Garden)
March 2014 - Theodore Williams (Food Access)
February 2014 - Maria Perez (Parent Education)
January 2014 - Francine Murchinson (Clothing)