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.
Emergency Food Distribution
Located in Midtown and Arden-Arcade, RCFB’s emergency food distribution provides healthy, nutritious food to individuals and families experiencing hunger with our signature “Choice Model” distribution. This model enables clients to select their own food to ensure that they receive food that best meets their needs. Designed to help families in times of crisis, the program allows people to choose healthy food including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, and shelf stable commodities. The choice model is a tangible demonstration of our core values – dignity, compassion, respect, health and nutrition.
RCFB serves approximately 4,500 individuals each week and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in Midtown, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in Arden Arcade. 15-20 volunteers are needed daily to run the food distribution program.
Eligibility: Anyone who lives in Sacramento County and is experiencing hunger is welcome to come and receive services. RCFB utilizes a low-barrier intake process which does not require ID or proof of income to ensure that all people in need are served.
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