The agency, which distributes food to about 36,000 needy people each year, got permission from the city planning commission Thursday night to move from its temporary headquarters in midtown Sacramento into permanent space at R and 28th streets.
After a fire chased River City from its longtime headquarters on 27th Street near Capitol Avenue, the agency moved into nearby space owned by Sutter Medical Center. News of the food bank’s plight raised more than $300,000 in donations from corporations, foundations and individuals, Thomas said, allowing the agency to buy its new building outright.
“The community really stepped up for us,” she said.
Fire officials said arson was the cause of the blaze that gutted the original building. No one has been arrested and the investigation continues.