A symbol of hope, Yolanda is open with her peers about what she’s learning, inviting others to improve their skills without shame.Read More
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs into our work, supporting the people of our county. It takes a committed team of volunteers, staff, donors and community partners to address Sacramento’s unique socioeconomic issues and deliver meaningful solutions. Learn about our collective work to offer hope, cultivate compassion and empower neighbors seeking to shape their best future through SFBFS’ stories.
Viktoriya is known for her inquisitive nature and constant willingness to lend a helping hand. “She attends classes regularly and participates on a regular basis,” says Gabriela Lopez, SFBFS Parent Education Program Manager. “She is always patient and willing to help in whatever we need…willing to help set-up or clean up classes. [She is a] very confident mom. Always willing to help others, staff and parents included.”Read More
Cindy often found it difficult to make ends meet for her little family. She said, “The money that I receive from work goes directly to rent and bills. Sometimes I stress too much about it that I don’t produce enough breastmilk to feed my son.” As she was worrying about expenses, she met the CalFresh team at an outreach event.Read More
Gina describes the Clothing program as a great way to help people who are in need of basic everyday clothes, as well as clothing for more specific or formal purposes such as attending a prom, wedding, job interviews or starting a new career, "It has always been a great resource for our community from its beginning to now and hopefully for years to come."Read More
“It is not easy for SIVs and refugees to resettle in a new community, to be able to secure a permanent job and become self-sufficient in the U.S., even when they are highly-skilled professionals and fluent in English like Nesar,” says Rocio Gonzalez, SFBFS’ Refugee Resettlement Manager. “Nesar is a real example of motivation and perseverance. His persistence, skills, professionalism and abilities have been the keys to success.”Read More
Once per month, Baylina, along with the 600 other students at Ethel Baker Elementary School, head to the multi-purpose room with backpacks facing forward. Teachers and volunteers fill each student pack with fresh fruits and veggies. “I like carrots because the vitamins help you to see,” shares Baylina.Read More
SFBFS offers Health & Nutrition classes at both campuses which are available in English and Spanish. Participants such as Ogla learn new recipes, get kitchen supplies and Parent Education clients receive Baby Bucks after completing all five classes. Playcare is also available for those with children 0-5 years old.Read More