Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is the largest nonprofit provider of basic human needs in Sacramento County. SFBFS was started more than four decades ago because a pioneering Sacramentan was tired of watching people go hungry. His name was Fr. Dan Madigan. He single-handedly started a movement that isn't afraid to tackle our county's challenges head-on.

He went all-in.

Soon, our community was being fed. And clothed. And educated. And perhaps most importantly, they were connected with resources in the region that would allow them to live the life they wished with dignity and grace. Though we have since outgrown the basement where we were founded, we remain rooted in our history of responding to the promising opportunities and pressing needs of our neighbors.

Today, SFBFS has evolved from a food pantry to a provider of services for lifelong Sacramento residents-as well as immigrants and refugees who have chosen to make Sacramento their home. Each client we serve comes to us with a unique set of circumstances. Each also comes with a collective hope: to step out of poverty and into a future that allows them to flourish.

We promise to go all-in for them and with them. Will you go all-in too?


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.


$1 provides 5 meals for a local without enough to eat.

$23.10 provides 1 monthly food box for a home-bound senior.

$27.36 provides food for one year of after-school meals.

Distribute 30,000 pounds of food via our touchless Mega Drive-Through & Walk-Up Distributions. ($5,000)

Refurbished equipment for improved food distribution operations. ($25,000)

Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

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Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$5,000,0001-$10 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted


3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817

Service areas 0

Sacramento, CA, US

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