The Issue: Lack of Nutrition in Sacramento County
More than 242,000 people in Sacramento County regularly face food insecurity, according to Feeding America. Due to their sustained lack of access to nutritious foods, many of these individuals deal with obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac disease, requiring costly medicines that can perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
The Campaign: Providing Food and Clothing to Families
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to provide food, clothing, and educational services to underserved families and individuals. For every $10 Grassroots raises, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services can provide $100 worth of services to its clients. Each month, the organization distributes nutritious produce and nonperishable groceries, clothing such as uniforms and gloves, and educational services for adults and children, empowering them to move toward self-sufficiency.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services has been dedicated to bettering the lives of underserved individuals and families since 1976. With the help of 45 staff members and more than 5,800 volunteers, the agency distributes emergency food, clothing, and other services to more than 45,000 locals each month. In addition to the fresh produce and grocery items donated from local stores, organic farmers, and individuals, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services also provides individuals and families from low-income backgrounds with gently used clothing—from coats to interview attire—donated by the community. The organization also helps youths, adults, and seniors empower themselves through no-cost educational programs, including GED preparation, computer-basics classes, and resume-building courses.