Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, honors Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ dedicated volunteers.Read More
Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations once said: “Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere." There is a great public misconception that poverty and malnutrition are limited to developing countries in Asia and Africa. At present, more than 30 million Americans experience hunger on a regular basis while more than 8.5 million individuals (including almost 3 million children), go hungry on a daily basis.Read More
Last month, I visited a Food for Seniors distribution at Pioneer Towers in downtown Sacramento. Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) delivers grocery items to 58 senior centers, housing complexes and other facilities where seniors live with limited mobility or inadequate food access.Read More
Everyone has that person in their family they can rely on. The glue, rock or pillar, whatever you might consider them, they are there when times get tough. But what happens when the helpers need help?Read More
Almost 51 million middle class and low income American families are struggling to make ends meet. In Sacramento, the annual household budget for a family of four averages $66,000; a figure that almost half of families cannot afford even with both parents working. Because of rising tuition, childcare and housing costs, many families in the county are struggling to make ends meet and even saving for the future.Read More
The Demas Law Group is pleased to announce that it will be donating to and promoting one charity in the Sacramento area each month. The attorneys at the firm are dedicated to helping their community thrive, so they wanted to find a consistent way to give back and offer exposure to local charities.Read More
I attended my first Sacramento Press Club luncheon on Thursday, August 23. The room teemed with local reporters, PR professionals and fans of the Dude. Our feature speaker, Jeff Bridges, came prepared to speak about child hunger. Mr. Bridges serves as spokesperson for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the globe.Read More
I’ve driven by Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church hundreds of times over the past decade. Just a few blocks from my house, I’d always admired the beautiful statue out front that showcased flowers and colorful fabrics at different times throughout the year. On Wednesday, July 24 I decided to learn a bit more about the church’s role in fighting hunger in our community.Read More
Despite efforts to improve the health of the world’s children, a 2018 study shows that childhood obesity rates are increasing. In Sacramento, where nearly 25% of households have children, busy parents are juggling work with childcare and rising living costs. It can feel impossible to create family meals that are healthy, free from hidden fats, sugars and additives yet still crucially affordable.
Thankfully, there are ways to be thrifty with time and ingredients to create meals that do the job; from using every part of vegetables to cooking in batches on weekends or days off. Plan your week’s menu before you go shopping so that you can ensure variety through the week and get the most use out of your ingredients. Here are some ideas for that shopping list.Read More
In June, I attended Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ bi-annual Partner Agency meeting where Partner Agencies shared accomplishments from the past year and exciting goals for the coming months. Over 200 attendees broke up into groups based on geography and played bingo to learn more about fellow agencies in our community. Toward the end of the two-hour meeting, we swapped contact information with three Partner Agencies and agreed to set up informative visits.
Walk outside, take a deep breath. Smell that? It’s California…in the summertime we know so well. A mixture of sycamore and redwood trees, foxglove, dry dusty soil, dry grass, the BBQ or any number of key fragrances that tell you it’s summer. California boasts intense heat and bone chilling cold…sometimes in the same day! These conditions are brought on by prevailing winds, which can bring hot air in from the north or fog and cloud cover from the coast. It’s a wonderful assortment of conditions that can thrill or frustrate even the most skilled of gardeners.Read More
It’s finally summer, and while schools across the country are sending students off to enjoy sunshine and sand, they are also sending them off with summer reading lists – because learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out.Read More