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.

CalFresh Outreach Department

CalFresh assistance is currently available during our distribution hours by appointment at both Midtown and Arden-Arcade locations:

Language services: English, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

Midtown: Tuesday & Thursday from 10:30am- 1:30pm

Arden-Arcade: Wednesday & Friday from 10:30am- 1:30pm

Interested in applying or have questions? Call us at 916-233-4075 or click below to complete a referral form and email it back to us at 


CalFresh Facts:

  • CalFresh benefits are FREE but you must apply to get them. There are millions of Californians who qualify but have not applied.
  • People who qualify for CalFresh receive benefits on a plastic debit-like card called the Golden State Advantage, it’s also known as EBT card.
  • It doesn’t matter if you own a car, house, or have money in the bank. You may still qualify for CalFresh.

River City Food Bank works in partnership with Sacramento County Department of Human AssistanceSacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and Community Link Capital Region. to promote CalFresh awareness in Sacramento County. Together, we are working to end food insecurity in our community.  

River City Food Bank is a proud CalFresh Outreach subcontractor for the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB)

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