Below you will find a list of local food banks along with their website information. It’s important to visit the website for the most current and accurate information. Should you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the food banks directly.
P-EBT Food Benefits: Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed.
San Juan Central Food Closet
The San Juan Food Closet is now open! As of now, they do not have any official hours. To make an appointment please contact:
Tel: (916) 979-8877
Staff are also welcome to pass by and pick up food to distribute directly to families at your school site. Please connect with Edith in advance so that she can have a few bags ready to go for you.
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:
Tel: (916) 979-8877
Sacramento Food Bank ('Touchless' Drive Through) at Arcade Church
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is hosting a new drive-through distribution. In order to follow social distancing guidelines, these food distributions will be “touchless.” Attendees will not leave their cars. Food will be placed directly in the trunk of vehicles. For those without access to a car, you may walk up.
Arcade Church (3867 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821)
- When: Every Tuesday
- Frequency: Weekly, until further notice
- Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (or until all food is gone)
- Distribution style: One-way drive-through will take place in the parking lot on the corner of Marconi Avenue and Becerra Way. Enter distribution via driveway on Becerra Way. In order to follow social distancing guidelines, the food distribution will be "touchless". Attendees will not leave their cars. Food will be placed directly in the trunk of vehicles.
Sacramento Food Bank
Please click on the link below. Families are able to put in their address in order to look up the food options closest to them. Families should call ahead or visit their website as some agencies may not be operating at this time.
Produce for All: https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/produce-for-all (Update: Produce for All has been postponed at the moment)
Download flier here: https://tinyurl.com/Encina-Food
Orangevale Food Bank
River City Food Bank