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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Bank of America Provides Critical Funding

Bank of America Provides Critical Funding

With these food distribution necessities in mind, SFBFS is incredibly grateful to be awarded a significant grant from Bank of America. This critical funding expands SFBFS’ capacity to feed individuals and families facing food insecurity. Bank of America’s grant empowers the network to offer more food to more people by providing necessary equipment to five of SFBFS’ partner agencies. The generous gift affords refrigerators, racking, pallet jacks and shipping containers, enabling the Partner Agency Network to serve neighbors with dignity.

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Blake’s Monthly Message - Springtime Changes at SFBFS

Blake’s Monthly Message - Springtime Changes at SFBFS

SFBFS began supporting people in a church over 40 years ago and today supports people all across Sacramento County. Our long history of adapting to feed, educate, clothe and provide hope, is developed and measured with community responsiveness. The shift from a basement food pantry to a large provider of family services for lifelong Sacramento residents, immigrants and refugees did not happen by accident.

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