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.