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October 20, 2010

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is proud to break ground on a new building that will allow for expanded educational services to the over 20,000 Sacramento-area families we serve each month. Yesterday morning, people from all over the community gathered to celebrate with an official ground breaking ceremony. Father Dan Madigan, our founder, blessed the ceremony, while political representatives including Mayor Kevin Johnsons and Congresswoman Matsui voiced their continued support for our education and service programs. In the crowd, representatives from some of our partner agencies including Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Soil Born Farms, and the Health Education Council, were there to celebrate with us. Four client success stories were shared and many clients and volunteers came out to the event to show their continued support and appreciation. Everyone enjoyed ice-cream from Gunther’s, located just down the road on Franklin Blvd.

The new building, which will host expanded Adult Education, Computer Clubhouse, Youth Academy, PlayCare and Mother-Baby programs, will also include an Urban Farm that will serve as an educational tool as well as a food source for an expanded Food Assistance program. The Urban Farm will reinforce our focus on health and nutrition education in all of our programs.

As the holiday season approaches we have so much to be thankful for. As we embark on this expansion, in order to meet the increased demand for services, we will continue to rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors who make it all possible.

To hear more about the new building, check out the article in today’s Sacramento Bee (see link below) and look for SFBFS is other local media sources.