Hours of Operation
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 - 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services serves as a trusted resource for families of all backgrounds, faiths and circumstances, seeking tools and a safe space to build a brighter future. Parent Education helps parents explore healthy and supportive courses regarding infant and toddler development and earn valuable parenting supplies, such as diapers and clothing, through attendance. Parent Education engages expectant families, mothers, fathers or guardians with their children 0 – 5 years of age. 

Free classes include topics such as nurturing parenting, budgeting, health, nutrition, stress management, school readiness, father involvement groups, parent and child play groups and more. Our Parent Resource Center provides mothers, fathers and caregivers access to various parenting and educational books along with local community resources.

By participating in Parent Education classes, mothers and fathers earn credits based on their attendance. These credits can then be exchanged for infant and toddler supplies such as diapers, baby food, clothing, accessories, toys and other children's items. Click here for an informational flyer.

Parent Education is open to expectant parents, parents and guardians of children 0 – 5 years of age living in the greater Sacramento area. An orientation is required prior to participating in the program. Please call (916) 456-1980 x 7622 for current orientation dates and times. Please bring photo ID, proof of address and birth certificate for all children ages 0 – 5 year old and/or proof of pregnancy.

Upcoming Orientations
Please bring photo ID, proof of address and birth certificate for all children ages 0 – 5 years old and/or proof of pregnancy. To find out when the next orientation is scheduled, check out the Parent Education calendar linked below or take a look at the client calendar


Volunteers and staff prepare youth for preschool and kindergarten through SFBFS’ Playcare. Services are available to children ages 1 – 3 for parents enrolled in Adult Education or ages 1 – 5 for parents enrolled in Parent Education. This portion of Youth Education is not open enrollment, but a service available to parents who are on-site in Adult Education or Parent Education.

Diaper Bank

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is also a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network, distributing diapers to local agencies who can get them to families with young children.  If you are an agency in the Sacramento area looking to distribute diapers directly to families with a diaper need, please contact Gabriela Lopez at (916) 456-1980 x 7669 to request an application.