On a busy day in Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ Clothing Program, staff and volunteers are serving dozens of families in need. The Clothing Program allows shoppers to visit once a month and shop in the boutique-style shopping area where all clothing is given away at no cost. Hundreds of volunteers per month meticulously clean, organize and stock the shopping area with donated clothing items, providing a dignified shopping experience for anyone in need of assistance. Cindy Castronovo is one of these important volunteers.Read More
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs into our work, supporting the people of our county. It takes a committed team of volunteers, staff, donors and community partners to address Sacramento’s unique socioeconomic issues and deliver meaningful solutions. Learn about our collective work to offer hope, cultivate compassion and empower neighbors seeking to shape their best future through SFBFS’ stories.
PFA is open to anyone in the community and visitors can expect to leave with 10-15 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Distributing this volume of food is undoubtedly a tremendous amount of work and requires many hands to make it happen. PFA relies heavily upon a corps of dedicated volunteers to both bag and distribute all of the fresh produce items to the community each month. One such volunteer is Arlene Downing-Yaconelli.Read More
SFBFS is deeply grateful to Kaiser Permanente for their grant of $95,000 towards our CalFresh department. Their generosity provides outreach and application assistance to Sacramentans for support in the CalFresh application process.Read More
Summer often conjures images of happiness and an opportunity to pause the hectic schedule of life. But for many families we serve at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), it may not be a season to look forward to.Read More
This fall, SFBFS teamed up with Powerhouse Christian Ministries to address their transportation needs. A grant from Walmart Foundation helped provide a used, refrigerated box truck with a professional truck wrap to recognize the great work Powerhouse Christian Ministries provides to the community.Read More
According to Dave Chappell, Garden Coordinator, the annual Garden Day offers a chance for people to learn about gardening, tour the grounds and appreciate the wonder of nature. Among the schedule is a 12:00 p.m. Taste of the Garden Cooking Demonstration.Read More
Volunteers are the backbone of SFBFS and make our mission possible. In 2018, 9,206 people took valuable time from their day to tutor adults, ensure their neighbors receive healthy food and welcome those settling in to a new life in Sacramento. I am humbled and honored to work alongside such tremendous individuals.Read More
My favorite part of working at SFBFS is being surrounded by staff and volunteers who genuinely want to help those in need in our community, then seeing those we help thrive in their own lives. It pushes me to be better and more giving in my own personal life. SFBFS is truly a judgment-free zone, and no matter what you are going through in your life, you are welcome here with open arms.Read More
Meet Nancy Barrera, a shining example of how important community service can be. Nancy’s journey with SFBFS started over a decade ago when she was introduced to the afterschool program as a client … she has come full circle currently volunteering in Youth Education’s Playcare and Adult Education’s technology lab.Read More
West of SFBFS’ Family Services campus in Oak Park is a flourishing garden, abundant with flowers and vegetables. Along with the blooms, rows of celery and lettuce are thriving despite the recent heavy downpour of rains … Both plants are staples of many creative tables, including that of my sister who suggested a stuffed lettuce recipe.Read More