SSIP Food Closet
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Organization Details


The primary mission of the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) Food Closet is to maintain and operate an emergency food distribution program to help alleviate food insecurity for South Sacramento residents. Any adult living in one of the 10 covered zip codes can come to the food closet once a month and receive food enough for three meals a day for three (3) days. If someone lives outside of the covered area they may still come to the food closet and receive USDA product(s). Partner faith-based organizations, with assistance from local businesses and other community members, provide the support and resources for the food closet's mission. The SSIP Food Closet is the only emergency food pantry in South Sacramento which is open five days a week, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-11:30am. We have been in continuous operation for 50 years this year. SSIP Food Closet adheres to the values of Service, Integrity, Stewardship, and Accountability.
Program Successes
- In 2018, thanks to the dedication of interfaith partners, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, business partners and individuals, the SSIP Food Closet helped to feed 60,107 neighbors in need with emergency, nutritionally dense food.
- Over 175 volunteers donated 11,000 hours of service, working alongside four part-time staff members, to operate the food closet effectively and efficiently.
- Hundreds of people were able to apply for Cal Fresh assistance via a dedicated staff member on site that worked with clients when they arrived at the food closet to enroll in the program
- With a grant from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services we were able to implement a new Oasis computer program that allows us to serve our clients more efficiently. It also allows for the collection of important data often requested in the grant application process hopefully giving us access to funds available for the continued growth of our services.
- We changed over to a new financial record keeping program giving the Board of Directors a better idea of our income and expenses allowing us to remain fiscally responsible in allocating funds to insure the continued success of the program
- Additionally we were selected to partner with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services to provide assistance with an additional distribution once a month specifically for Seniors. They receive an additional forty (40) pound box of food.