Every month, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services features a client dedicated to improving their own life through education and support.
Christ Chapel - May 2017
Christ Chapel Ministries has been a Partner Agency with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Service (SFBFS) since January of 2017. They have been serving the Oak Park community for three years and currently distribute food to over 1,700 individuals per month. This ministry is led by Pastor Sullay Din-Gabisi and their goal is to declare Oak Park a hunger free neighborhood by 2020.
Pastor Sullay is driven by his own personal experiences. As a child in Sierra Leone Africa, he had firsthand experience with hunger. Living through the worst civil war ever fought on the continent of Africa, he understands the impact hunger has on the mind, body and soul. He has made it his personal mission to ensure that no man, woman or child has to know what it to go to bed on an empty stomach as he did as a child.
Christ Chapel’s mission is built on the foundation that if you give a man a fish, he will come again to you. But if you teach him to fish, he can help himself and others. As they address food insecurity beyond food, they seek to empower those in need and move them to self-sufficiency.
Their vision is to create a place where every member of the community can receive supportive services and participate in recreational activities for the whole family. Volunteers are the backbone of Christ Chapel’s mission. Volunteers participate in food packing, food distribution, counseling and community outreach.
SFBFS is proud to have Christ Chapel as a part of our Partner Agency Network. Their goals and commitments fall right in line with SFBFS’ mission to assist those in need and move them towards self-sufficiency and financial independence. Pastor Sullay’s passion and commitment is an inspiration to all he touches.
Click on a link below to read archived Client Spotlights:
December 2016 - Miguel (Turkey Distribution)
November 2016 - Carlos (Immigration Legal Services)
October 2016 - Erisan (Youth Education)
September 2016 - Alcaraz-Diaz Family (Health & Nutrition)
August 2016 - Mehry Family (Refugee Resettlement)
July 2016 - Megan and Zaire (Parent Education)
June 2016 - Rosalyn (SMUD)
May 2016 - Nathan (Adult Education)
April 2016 - Target Excellence (Food Access)
March 2016 - Carmen (Clothing program)
February 2016 - Ramona (Holiday Recap)
January 2016 - Frankie Rumsey (CalFresh Outreach)
December 2015 - Montoya Green (Parent Education)
November 2015 - Latdavanh Reyes (Adult Education)
October 2015 - Jamie Monroe (Adult Education)
September 2015 - Heart for the Hungry (Partner Agency)
August 2015 - Samaya Ridgeway (Youth Education)
July 2015 - Nematullah Sarvary (Refugee Resettlement)
June 2015 - Denise Ford (Demonstration Garden)
May 2015 - Joanne Fleming (Clothing)
March 2015 - Adriana Santoyo (Youth Education)
February 2015 - Inna Kushnirchuk (Parent Ed)
January 2015 - Ebenezer Christian Church (Partner Agency)
December 2014 - Mercy Housing (Partner Agency)
November 2014 - Kenneth Holder (Food Access)
September 2014 - Yvonne Davis (Senior)
August 2014 - Rahimi Family (Youth Education)
July 2014 - Kevin Wiley (Parent Education)
June 2014 - Krash Munoz (Youth Education)
May 2014 - Virgina Saucedo (Adult Education)
April 2014 - Sherrie Kelley (Demonstration Garden)
March 2014 - Theodore Williams (Food Access)
February 2014 - Maria Perez (Parent Education)
January 2014 - Francine Murchinson (Clothing)