Service Podcast Posts
The Food Bank and Family Services is the largest nonprofit provider of basic human needs in the county of Sacramento. They were founded 40 years ago with a simple goal in mind, which was to offer the community the resources needed to shape the best tomorrow. A local from Sacramento, Dan Madigan, was tired of watching his fellow Sacramento residents going hungry and started handing out food single-handedly. After feeding the community, Madigan would go on to collect clothes from the community to then donate them to the less fortunate. From starting in a basement, to moving to a warehouse, the SFBFS has grown to serve the community as well as immigrants and refugees who have chosen to make Sacramento their home (Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, 2020). The food bank works to make their community fed, clothed, and educated. They serve Sacramento residents, immigrants, and refugees. Services include food for CalFresh (food stamps), food for seniors (based on age and income guidelines), and produce for all (free fruits and vegetables for health clinics, schools, churches, and community centers).