River City Food Bank

Reviewed in 2022 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$89,131 raised by 306 donors

100% complete

$75,000 Goal

Established in 1968, River City Food Bank (RCFB) is the oldest, continuously serving food bank in Sacramento. Starting as a humble food closet at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, RCFB has grown to serve more than 200,000 men, women and children facing hunger in Sacramento County. The organization is unique in that it is open five days per week and serves anyone experiencing food insecurity in Sacramento County. For more than 50 years, RCFB's philosophy and driving force has always been that no one should be hungry.

River City Food Bank (RCFB) helps people avoid a crisis and work toward self-reliance by providing a short-term food supply when they are unable to meet basic living expenses. Our programs serve low-income families, children, seniors, the chronically ill, refugees/asylum-seekers, individuals experiencing homelessness, the working poor and individuals with disabilities. 

In 2021, RCFB served nearly 2.2 million pounds of food to more than 200,000 people facing hunger! RCFB continues to meet the demand for charitable food assistance as the pandemic evolves.



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.

All are welcome here.


1. Unrestricted support- this allows RCFB to purchase healthy product and support the community needs as they change throughout the year; especially as we navigate the pandemic. For every $2 donated, a neighbor facing hunger receives 1 healthy meal.

2. Event Sponsorship- RCFB hosts one fundraiser each year called Empty Bowls. The funding raised from this event provides critical support for our programs, including the purchase and distribution of fresh, seasonal groceries 5 times per week.

3. Volunteers- RCFB would not be able to do the work that we do without the hard work and dedication of more than 1200 volunteers each year. Click here to sign up today: https://rivercityfoodbank.org/volunteer-your-time/

Organization Data


Organization name

River City Food Bank

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Immigrants & refugees, Individuals with disabilities, Seniors, Veterans, Youth & Children, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Low-income individuals/families, LGBTQ+


1800 28th St. 2300 Edison Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Sacramento, CA, US, 95816

Sacramento, CA, US, 95821



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