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
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.
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
Through my time at Feeding America, I’ve interviewed hundreds of mothers struggling to provide for their children during difficult times. It’s been humbling to see mothers always putting their children first. They skip meals, forgo medical care and work multiple jobs to make sure their kids have all they need. Anja is one of these mothers. Her story exemplifies a mother’s sacrifice and courage in the face of adversity, and reminds us that it’s important to support mothers like Anja across the country. There are so many who are struggling in silence, but they don’t need to be. Together, we can help mothers like Anja and her children reach a brighter future.Read More
Recently, the House Agriculture Committee voted to advance the most consequential food policy bill in our country. H.R. 2 – The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) – makes deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food assistance to more than 40 million Americans.Read More
Reducing food waste in the kitchen, like most things, is all about creating good habits. Food waste isn't just about tossing your leftovers or buying more than you can eat, it's the little bits of food here and there that go unnoticed that really add up. Here are 8 small habits that can make a big difference when it comes to reducing kitchen waste.Read More
Hunger in America is a serious problem. One that, unfortunately, many people don’t seem to care a lot about. Because of this, we created a new public service announcement (PSA) to show people what hunger looks like in America using familiar childhood stories to help foster a feeling of empathy for people in need.Read More
This is the time of year we can cozy up with our loved ones and reflect on just how lucky we are. But sometimes with all the planning and obligations that go into Thanksgiving, we have to remind ourselves to take time to be grateful.
It’s important to set this example for our children and encourage them to be thankful for all that we have, while teaching them to be empathetic for those without. Many kids aren’t as fortunate as yours, this year alone, 13 million children face hunger. Helping your family understand the reality of hunger – and how to help – is the perfect gateway to a more thankful and giving Thanksgiving.Read More