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Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building

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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

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.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This food bank has been on my side since my separation in the middle 90's,and the way they regrouped after a arsonist decided to burn this community favorite site,just shows there character.