Ways to Support Families in Need
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) respectfully serves neighbors in need with the generous support of a diverse force of donors, committed to offering hope, providing solutions and keeping our vital programs running strong. We welcome you to join our efforts and ensure every person has the opportunity to step out of poverty and into a prosperous future. Just $10 per month makes a big impact. You can donate online, mail in a check or drop off goods. All support is greatly appreciated.
Click here to make a secure, online donation. One time and recurring monthly donations options are available. You may also donate in honor of or in memory of a friend, relative, co-worker or loved one.
Donate by Mail
Please mail checks or money orders to:
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
Donate Through United Way
If your company supports local charities through United Way, please consider making your contribution to SFBFS, a certified partner agency of United Way since 1994. (United Way ID# 3094, CFC# 47943)
Request a Matching Gift
By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution. Each company has its own guidelines, but most corporate procedures are simple. Questions? Contact Blair at (916) 456-1980 X 7621.
Request a matching form from your company (check with Human Resources)
Complete and submit the form to SFBFS along with your gift
SFBFS will verify the completed form and return it to the company
The company issues a matching gift contribution to SFBFS
Shop on Amazon
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support SFBFS every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SFBFS.
Leave a Legacy
Consider making a planned gift through your will, trust or estate plan to the Legacy Society at SFBFS. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional information and review the Legacy Society membership form. Questions? Contact Devin at (916) 456-1980 X 7686.
Drop Off In-kind Donations
Click here for a list of greatly needed items along with donation drop off hours and locations. As of July 31, 2015, SFBFS no longer accepts donations of e-waste.
Family Services campus in Oak Park (3333 3rd Avenue, 95817)
Bring your donation of gently-used clothing, household goods, school materials and baby supplies to the Family Services campus during normal operating hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. NOTICE: All pick ups of furniture and household item donations are suspended until further notice. Unfortunately due to the current federal policy, refugee arrivals have been drastically slowed and we do not have any arrivals coming right now.
Food Bank Services campus in North Sacramento (1951 Bell Avenue, 95838)
Non-perishable food items and fresh produce can be donated to the Food Bank Services campus during normal operating hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NOTE: Sacramento County is working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture on an Exotic Fruit Fly Quarantine Project. This pest presents a real and ongoing threat to the agricultural industry in Sacramento County and the economy of the state of California. Visit https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/off/regulation.html for more information regarding quarantined areas and affected produce.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is currently unable to receive any donated produce grown in quarantined areas, including home grown produce. If you have produce to donate, please call our Food Bank Services campus at (916) 925-3240 to confirm whether we are able to receive produce from your area. Agencies within our Partner Agency Network should contact our Agency Relations team with questions or concerns.
Thank you for helping keep food safe for everyone in our community!
Host a Donation Drive
Request a donation barrel to be delivered and picked up so that you can collect items for families in need.
CA State Employees Food Drive
Are you a California state employee? Find out how you can take part in the State Employees Food Drive.
Schedule a Tour
SFBFS offers half-hour walking tours of our Family Services campus in Oak Park and our Food Bank Services campus in North Sacramento. Contact Kelsey to schedule a tour.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Federal Tax ID# is 94-3315566.
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