Produce for All
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Produce for All program provides free produce to low income individuals and families. SFBFS distributes fresh fruits and vegetables directly in under served, food deserts. SFBFS partners with community organizations such as health clinics, schools and resource centers to provide fresh produce and awareness to local resources available throughout the community. The program's goal uses free produce to incentivize families to access other local resources to reach self-sufficiency.
Here's how it works:
- SFBFS distributes produce in a high-need area that offers little to no access to fresh produce
- Locations are selected in proximity to community resource centers such as health clinics
- Local organizations with helpful resources attend each distribution to provide information and referrals
- Partnering organizations assist with the publicity and encourage community engagement
In order for our clients to feel empowered to use the goods they receive, food is distributed in a respectful and dignified manner. Set up like an open-air, farmers' market, individuals and families are invited to see the produce, take suggested recipes, gather health and nutrition resources and ask questions about the items they are receiving. As with all of our services, all goods are provided at no cost. Check out this video to watch a food distribution unfold.