Dorian - July 2017

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Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) recently expanded Food for Seniors to better serve the senior population in Sacramento County. SFBFS partnered with six agencies to distribute monthly boxes of groceries to seniors in need. Dorian, a resident at a local senior complex, is one of the many participants of Food for Seniors.

Originally from Los Angeles, Dorian moved to Sacramento 24 years ago. Dorian vividly remembers when she first moved to Sacramento, her resources were limited. She relied on SFBFS’ distributions to put food on the table for her son.

Now, Dorian is a resident at one of the senior properties participating in Food for Seniors. After Dorian received notification by staff that food assistance would soon visit her living facility, she quickly signed up! Dorian lives on a fixed income and accessing food becomes limited towards the end of the month.

In today’s world, these types of programs might be the only way some people will get to eat. It is important to continue to fund these programs.
— Dorian

Dorian enjoys the variety of products she receives. She especially likes the fact that the food includes sugar-free items and vegetables as she suffers from acid reflux. Each month, Dorian and other Food for Seniors participants receive a monthly box of groceries containing cans of veggies and fruit, cereal, milk, juice, rice, peanut butter, cheese and chili. Dorian believes this program helps a lot, especially when it arrives at the end of the month as seniors often run out of money at that time. Dorian’s story shows the impact of Food for Seniors in our community.

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