Mission: River City Food Bank is the only Sacramento-area food bank open every weekday to anyone experiencing hunger from anywhere in Sacramento County. RCFB offers nutritionally-balanced 3-day emergency food as well as shelter assistance, compassion...and hope.
Results: 433,258 Pounds of food distributed to those in need in 2009
39,688 Clients served in 2009
11,000+ Volunteer hours donated in 2009
12,618 Children served in 2009
1,123 Tickets sold for Empty Bowls 2010
84 Nights of motel housing provided through vouchers in 2009
79 Families received rental assistance to stay in their homes and avoid the spiral of homelessness in 2009
62 Seniors received assistance with their utility bills to keep the heat on and the lights burning in 2009
42 Years of operation
Target demographics: River City Food Bank is the only Sacramento-area food bank open every weekday to anyone experiencing hunger from anywhere in Sacramento County
Geographic areas served: Sacramento County
Programs: Food closet program: provides food for needy individuals and families throughout sacramento county. We distributed 1,412,417 pounds of food to those in need, which provided food to 64,598 adults, and 24,164 children/infants.
calfresh outreach program: provides full-time calfresh outreach in sacramento county. Helps overcome barriers that may prevent an eligible adult or family from applying for much-needed food assistance benefits.
nutrition cooking and back snack programs: provides monthly nutritional classes to help clients improve food quality and food resource management. The back snack program provides students with nutritious snacks for weekends and during the summer when school is out.
I've been a volunteer with River City Food Bank for about five years and I never tire of involvement. I love the emphasis on healthy food and the fact that they serve anyone in need from anywhere in the county. I appreciate the fact that the organization keeps overhead low so that donations go to supplement donated food with dairy, protein, etc. It's easy to see how the 3-day grocery supplies and snacks for kids make a difference. This organization feels very connected to the community.