Many of the people who seek our help can usually pay their bills until something unexpected happens. Car expenses. Medical bills. Higher gas prices. Reduced hours at work. River City Food Bank helps the working poor as well as those on fixed incomes or facing serious illnesses.
Assistance with the food budget helps clients avoid a downward economic spiral. Our help allows clients to meet basic living expenses such as rent, utility bills and transportation costs.
A family or individual can 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. If you need help, come to River City Food Bank on weekdays between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. We are located at 1800 28th St. in Sacramento.
Eligibility: Anyone who lives in Sacramento County and reports that they or their dependents are living at or below the federal poverty line. Adults are asked to show identification (with a birth date) for all dependent children.
Nutrition education programs help clients improve food quality and maximize healthy meals. River City Food Bank provides monthly nutritional cooking classes. Cares Community Health and Sacramento Natural Food Co-Op help us teach creating meals using River City Food Bank’s most common ingredients. We teach clients how to eat “seasonally” and add more fruits and vegetables to their diets.