“What does hunger look like in Sacramento?” is a question we ask our community volunteers before we open our doors. The answer? It looks like the person sitting next to you. It looks like you and it looks like me. It’s so important to us here at River City Food Bank to educate every volunteer group that comes through our doors on the reality of poverty and hunger issues in our city. Through our partner, United Way California Capital Region we are able to do just that.
On October 18th we had an enthusiastic group of 11 community volunteers from Bank of America help us with bagging diapers, reapportioning oatmeal, sorting and organizing donated Goodwill bins and being personal shoppers for our clients.
Through United Way California Capital Region we were also able to host a fantastic group of 7 volunteers from Dr. Pepper Snapple on October 25th. We had a great time as they bagged grape tomatoes and brussels sprouts, did some one-on-one shopping with our clients, cut egg cartons in half, made utensil packages for our homeless friends, and sorted through a pallet of Goodwill donations bins.
We are so grateful for our partnership with United Way California Capital Region, Goodwill Sacramento Valley, Bank of America and Dr. Pepper Snapple. And we could not do what we do without the energy and accomplishments of the many eager volunteers in our community.