Our Programs

Many of the people who seek our help have been keeping their heads above water until something unexpected happens. River City Food Bank helps many people who are “working poor,” as well as people on fixed incomes and those facing serious illnesses


Eligible clients receive a three-day supply of nutritionally-balanced food up to once a month. Families with small children also receive non-food items such as diapers, baby food and formula.

Cooking Classes

River City Food Bank provides monthly nutritional cooking classes using common food closet staples in collaboration with Cares Community Health and Sacramento Natural Food Co-Op.

CalFresh Outreach

River City Food Bank helps households overcome barriers that may prevent an eligible adult or family from applying for much-needed food assistance benefits.


Many students go hungry on weekends and during the summer when school is out and subsidized breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable or not convenient. We fill more than 500 backpacks with nutritious snacks for children who need them.

Most Important Meal

The Most Important Meal pilot program provides low income seniors living at Park Place Senior Living with a weekly bag of healthy and nutritious breakfast foods in an effort to improve or stabilize the health of seniors at risk of hunger.

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In 2015, we helped feed 82,726 clients.

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