Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

$266,839 raised by 1,266 donors

Started 47 years ago in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) has grown into the largest nonprofit provider of basic human needs in Sacramento County, currently supplying our community members with food, diapers, utility assistance, immigration legal services and refugee resettlement services.

Despite being America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, nearly 1 in 5 people in Sacramento County are at risk of hunger. As the food bank for the county, we serve as the central hub in our community’s fight against hunger. Our primary objective is to provide more meaningful food, to more people, in more ways to ensure ALL people in Sacramento County have access to the food they need to live healthy lives and reach their full potential. We do this by: 

  1. Strengthening and supporting Sacramento County’s food safety net.
  2. Closing gaps to food access among vulnerable and hard to reach groups.
  3. Providing daily essentials so community members don’t have to make impossible tradeoffs between food and other necessities.

We get food into the hands of those who need it by managing the recovery, collection, storage and distribution of food for all of Sacramento County. Through our work, we were able to distribute 34.3 million pounds of food to our neighbors experiencing hunger, the equivalent of 28.6 million meals, in 2022.


Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.


Due to the pandemic, historic inflation and other factors, the demand for food assistance in Sacramento County continues to rise. We’re currently serving an average of almost 270,000 individuals each month, which is an increase of 80% compared to pre-pandemic.

SFBFS purchases the majority of the food we distribute, so your support will allow us to keep up with demand by purchasing even more healthy and culturally appropriate grocery products for community members experiencing hunger.

For every $1 donated, we can provide five meals for a neighbor in need.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted

Demographics Served

Low-income individuals/families, Immigrants & refugees, Seniors

Local Counties Served



1951 Bell Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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