Each month, a volunteer at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is featured for their dedication of time and talent. This month's volunteer spotlight is:

Andrew and Arcade Church - March 2017

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) reaches more than 135,000 food insecure individuals every month through a number of programs and services including the Partner Agency Network, Food for Seniors, No Student Left Hungry and Produce For All distributions. Produce For All provides free produce to low income individuals and families. The distributions provide fresh fruits and vegetables directly in underserved communities, with little to no food resources, known as food deserts. Community organizations throughout Sacramento County, such as health clinics, schools and resource centers allow distributions to take place in order to offer produce and awareness to local resources. The goal of Produce For All is to incentivize families to access other local resources to reach self-sufficiency. This month’s volunteer spotlight volunteers at Produce For All distributions every month and coordinates a church group to join him at every distribution; Andrew Northcut and Arcade Church.

Andrew and members of Arcade Church have been volunteering with SFBFS for a few years now; in the Clothing and Food programs on a regular basis and more recently on a monthly basis with Produce For All in Arden-Arcade. It was during their service SFBFS’ Food and Clothing programs when the church saw the direct and tangible ways that SFBFS meets the needs of the community that led the members of the church to begin volunteering at the Produce For All distributions. Arcade Church is lucky enough to be located in the heart of a growing and diverse Arden-Arcade neighborhood and through community outreach, members are able to promote the church while also providing a great service through directly addressing hunger and serving their neighborhoods at Produce For All distributions.

Organizations are fueled by their missions. Arcade Church and SFBFS both have strong missions. Arcade Church exists to get as many people as possible to hear and see Jesus. SFBFS is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Arcade Church is able to fulfill their mission while fulfilling the mission of SFBFS at every Produce For All distribution they volunteer at. At the last three distributions, Arcade Church, with SFBFS, served 299 households, totaling 1,368 individuals. January was their best month to date; feeding 115 households, totaling 488 individuals.
Thank you for your continued service Arcade Church!

Click on a link below to read archived Volunteer Spotlights:

December 2014 - Raina Graves
November 2014 - Anna Guzavety
September 2014 - Lisa Wolfman
August 2014 - Edie Blackshire
July 2014 - Marcella Ramirez
June 2014 - Christine Trillo
May 2014 - Michelle Garcia
April 2014 - Linda Von Schoech
March 2014 - Rosalie Ferguson
February 2014 - Kimberly Swenson
January 2014 - Nana Djunga

March 2017 - Andrew and Arcade Church
February 2017 - Minnie
January 2017 - Jake

December 2016 - Trish
November 2016 - Jacinto
October 2016 - Cristo Rey student interns
September 2016 - Laurie Owens
August 2016 - Karen O'Hara
July 2016 - Teresa Suter
June 2016 - Jennifer Tillman
May 2016 - Ms. Joyce
May 2016 - Dan Decious
April 2016 - Pat,Judy, Steve & Ted
March 2016 - Gloria Clark
February 2016 - Sydney Donnell
January 2016 - Sarah Cheung

December 2015 - Hattie Lagrimas
November 2015 - Chariss Fong
October 2015 - Bette Simpson
September 2015 - The Green Family
August 2015 - Katie Price
July 2015 - Ric Burwell
June 2015 - Eugene Asampong-Oduro
April 2015 - Makoto Hawkins
March 2015 - Dustin Richardson
February 2015 - Teri Weesner
January 2015 - Alec Gonzales