Local Food Banks

  • The San Juan Central “Food Closet” is open!

    The Food Closet serves families who are in need with one bag of food per month of non-perishable food items. 

    The Food Closet runs year-round and is located at 3700 Garfield Ave at Room 14 at the Enrollment Center in Carmichael. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. except for non-school days.

    If you are unavailable at these times, please call Edith Gonzalez at (916) 979-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    CalFresh applications assistance

    CalFresh can add to your family's food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy food in many markets, food stores, and some farmers' markets. It takes less than 5 minutes to see if you qualify and just 30 minutes for a confidential appointment to complete your application.

    For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Edith Gonzalez, McKinney-Vento Community Liaison at edith.gonzalez@sanjuan.edu or (916) 979-8877.

    Sacramento Food Bank

    Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is committed to expanding access to fresh and healthier food choices through a distribution network of partner agencies open six days a week, many in underserved areas of Sacramento County. Find a food distribution near you.

    Orangevale Food Bank

    The Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank collects and distributes donated groceries to our neighbors who need a little extra help getting through the month. It is their goal to ensure that no one goes hungry in Orangevale, Fair Oaks, and surrounding areas. 

    River City Food Bank

    River City Food Bank’s (RCFB) 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 support services. RCFB serves all people experiencing food insecurity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and background in Sacramento County (no zip code restrictions).