Catholic Support Remains Strong - Thank You!

Catholic Support Remains Strong - Thank You!

Thanks to the generosity of Catholics residing in the Diocese of Sacramento, SFBFS received $550,000 this year for programmatic support. Funds sustain Immigration Legal Services and Refugee Resettlement Services, both former programs of the Diocese of Sacramento, along with general operations at SFBFS’ Food Bank Services campus.

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Meet Jacquelyn Truax and Her Volunteer Squad

Meet Jacquelyn Truax and Her Volunteer Squad

With an educational background in Health and Nutrition, Jacquelyn is very knowledgeable in all things food related. When she is not out in the community volunteering with her clients, Jacquelyn also leads a number of classes for other clients at CPCS which include cooking, nutrition and personal wellness activities such as yoga.

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Use Your Voice - Oppose Dangerous Proposed Rule

Use Your Voice - Oppose Dangerous Proposed Rule

“SNAP is California’s first line of defense against hunger and is especially critical for individuals deemed as ABAWDs, who represent some of our state’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. Implementation of this rule would take food away from 755,000 people, causing serious harm to communities in California and across the country. “

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Adeola Badmos Volunteers to Break Food Barriers and Provide Essentials

Adeola Badmos Volunteers to Break Food Barriers and Provide Essentials

After hearing about Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) from a friend, Adeola attended a volunteer orientation and can now be found on Tuesday mornings working alongside other volunteers carefully packing boxes for the Food for Seniors program to be distributed at one of the 58 sites throughout the month.

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Meet Viktoriya

Meet Viktoriya

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.”

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Meet Cindy

Meet Cindy

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.

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Meet Gina

Meet Gina

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."

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Meet Nesar

Meet Nesar

“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.”

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