The Bopha family reaped a bountiful harvest when they stopped by the CalFresh outreach table at the Galt Farmers Market. Ms. Bopha told the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) team that her husband recently had been laid off his seasonal job and she was getting desperate for a way to feed her family.
With four children she was grateful to learn about the SFBFS food-related programs, such as Produce for All that distributes fresh fruits and vegetables in communities without full-service grocery stores. When our staff informed her about the CalFresh program, Ms. Bopha realized that she had found a lifeline for the full range of groceries she needed to help get her family through their difficult time.
With assistance from the CalFresh Outreach team, she completed and submitted a CalFresh application. Two weeks later Ms. Bopha told a SFBFS team member in a follow-up phone call that she was approved for CalFresh and expecting to receive her EBT card soon. For her the SFBFS’ CalFresh outreach program ensured that she’d be able to put food on the family’s table.
Visit our CalFresh page for more information on your family's eligibility and to submit an appointment request.
Submitted by: Lorena Carranza