Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a private non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems, and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Read more
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a private non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems, and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBS) serves the community by educating families about health and nutrition in our demonstration garden; facillitating ESL instruction and GED prep tutoring; providing tools and resources for those seeking employment; providing parents with guidance and their infants with food and diapers; strengthening families through a program of ethics and self-esteem; providing early childhood education and after-school youth services; feeding our community with fresh, local produce; distributing clothing; and providing high-tech knowledge for youth. SFBS relies on the support of individuals and businesses in the community in order to lead people to self-sufficiency and financial independence. This is accomplished by people donating goods and/or volunteering their time to give back to those in need. United Way Certified Agency.
I am currently a loaned executive on a one year Social Service Leave from Xerox Corporation. I have been volunteering at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services since January and I will be here everyday until the end of the year. I am the Volunteer & Communications Assistant and I have been working with the Volunteer Manager and Communications Director in various capacities. I love giving group tours of the facility and I have volunteered in all of the 8 programs. It is so eye opening to get a true understanding of how many clients are positiviely affected by the services offered by SFBFS. I would highly recommend volunteering at this organization. Every single person is so passionate about what they do and they truly care and make a difference daily.The individuals that volunteer regularly are so committed and love what they do. All the volunteers are part of the SFBFS family. People continue to return because it is truly a REWARDING experience.Please come and see for yourself!
by Kristi H. from Sacramento, CA
(August 15, 2009)
I was fine with seeing the smiling faces of those who received food from us. We made lunches and handed them out on sundays. Nobody really remembered each others' names.
I have heard that the quality of food could do with a little improvements. Some food is expired, others with bite marks in them. If you can donate to this service it would be very good.
They even gave us lunch after a day of hard work.
But what killed me is that after I was getting comfortable here for a few weeks, a 40-something year old woman started to boss me around during her second day of work. I decided to quit after that. Volunteering is supposed to be a joyful thing.