Meet Cindy Castronovo!

Meet Cindy Castronovo!

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.

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Meet Arlene Downing-Yaconelli!

Meet Arlene Downing-Yaconelli!

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.

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Blake's Monthly Message - Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Blake's Monthly Message - Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

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.

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Meet Hannah Padilla

Meet Hannah Padilla

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.

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10 Year Challenge with Nancy Barrera

10 Year Challenge with Nancy Barrera

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.

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This Year’s Garden

This Year’s Garden

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.

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