RELEASE: River City Food Bank Receives $83,0000 from No Kid Hungry to feed kids this summer
June 17, 2021
Contact: Amanda McCarthy, Executive Director, 916-705-1096
Sacramento, CA – River City Food Bank (RCFB) received $83,000 in grant funding to feed kids during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
To meet the growing needs of food insecure families in Arden-Arcade, RCFB will expand emergency food distribution to underserved populations, and increase access to culturally appropriate, healthy food. With assistance from No Kid Hungry, RCFB will support 250 families experiencing hunger by distributing healthy food at a new, monthly mobile food distribution on the Encina Preparatory High School (Encina) campus, where 98.79% of students qualify for free and reduced meals.
“As the pandemic stretches on, families have lost income, depleted financial reserves and struggled to provide nutritious meals once available at school.” said Amanda McCarthy, Executive Director at River City Food Bank. “This grant from No Kid Hungry will ensure that students and their families have consistent access to nutrition needed to learn, grow and thrive during this difficult time.”
Summer meals look different this year for millions of students across America, but kids need nutritious food to reach their full potential. With many families having lost jobs or wages in recent months, more kids than ever rely on the meals they get at school.
About River City Food Bank
As Sacramento’s oldest, continuously-serving food bank, our mission is to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County by providing healthy emergency food and other assistance, offering referrals and promoting self-sufficiency through a variety of programs. From seniors to children, from the homeless to the working poor, we assist all struggling individuals and families in Sacramento County. To learn more, visit: rivercityfoodbank.org.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
No child should go hungry in America. But millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.