Blake's Monthly Message - Filled with Love

I bet you already know Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) provides services for 157,000 men, women and children each month. As a food bank, most people infer feeding people is what we do. And we do it with dignity. But did you know, with your support, our organization takes it one step further offering educational opportunities and family services? Our 40-plus year history of responsiveness, paired with our creative and flexible approach to community-based support, allows SFBFS to provide the most vital services to our fellow neighbors.

It is through the love of donors, volunteers, community members, hardworking staff, incredible partners and dedicated clients, families receive the support they need to shape their best tomorrow.


One recipient of your love is Gina. Raised in poverty by her grandmother, Gina lacked necessities growing up and continued to struggle as a young adult. One afternoon, Gina stumbled upon SFBFS’ Clothing program, where she received clothing and learned about other great services offered by SFBFS including food distributions and Adult Education. She says the food distributions nourished her, the Clothing program clothed her and the Adult Education program gave her the skills she needed to succeed.

“Once you discover Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, you will not go anywhere else. Everything you need is here.” Gina says her experiences with staff, volunteers and others in the programs helped her in raising her own daughters to give love and help others from a very early age, reflecting just how she was treated when she first came to SFBFS in 1985. “It trickled down to my children like a domino effect.” One daughter is a police officer and the other a social worker who works with neglected children. Gina now holds a BS in Administration and works in the healthcare field.

As we celebrate this month with valentines and hugs, I wish you a February filled with love. And thank you for sharing your love and support with our fellow neighbors.

Submitted by:
Blake Young
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services