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October 20, 2011

A volunteer benefits from SFBFS as well

This entry is written by Helen Plenert, Women's Wisdom Art Program Manager at SFBFS:

Today I had a phone call from a fairly new volunteer. She had just recently begun to help out in Women’s Wisdom Art on Thursdays. She started out the phone call with a huge apology that she had found a job and would not be able to return to help out in the classroom. I was excited that she had found a job at all in this economy.

She had lost her job some time back and didn’t feel good about herself but realized that sitting around the house was only making things worse. That’s when she decided to attend a volunteer orientation. She went on to tell me that she was so impressed with the women in the collage class. They have such huge obstacles to overcome and every week they went one step at a time. She became inspired to get back out there and look for a job again. This time it worked and within a few days she was working full time again.

Usually I tell stories about the students/clients of Women’s Wisdom Art, but this time a volunteer has moved me. Her story could have been told by anyone –client or volunteer. Marilyn was a wonderful example of how the arts and our Women’s Wisdom Art and SFBFS community heals and supports. This time it was a loving volunteer who needed the uplifting moments. Marilyn was so grateful that she was able to help but told me in the end she didn't feel like she helped the women as much as they helped her.

October 11, 2011

Corbett's House of Horror

The spookiest month of the year is here! Get in the spirit by attending opening night at Corbett's House of Horror. Today, October 11, bring canned goods to receive $5 off admission. Corbett's House of Horror will pass on the canned goods and also donate $5 of each admission ticket directly to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services! Check out for additional information. Please note, they only accept cash.

Corbett’s House of Horror is located at1120 Galleria Blvd, Roseville CA 95678. Conveniently located right across the street from the Galleria, nearby many shops and restaurants. Enjoy plenty of free parking in a well-lit lot. Don’t worry about rain, if it’s storming outside, there are lots of indoor activities.

Questions? Contact Corbett’s House of Horror at or (916) 905-7822.

Gather your friends and family for a spooktacular evening! Thank you for supporting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

October 3, 2011

SFBFS is featurd on Groupon

Groupon, the popular daily deals and discount site, has selected Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services as TODAY’S FEATURED CAMPAIGN from October 3-October 6, 2011!
  • What does that mean for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services?
    This is a wonderful opportunity to share our mission with a wider audience in Sacramento. Not everyone in our community is aware that Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services distributes fresh fruits and vegetables 16-20 times per month at various locations to combat hunger, as well as poor nutrition, around town.
  • What’s offered by Groupon?
    G-Team, the local philanthropic arm of Groupon, is offering a deal of $13 to purchase four days worth of healthy groceries for a family in need.
  • How much of the daily deal supports Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services?
    100% of your donation ($13) directly purchases food for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ Food program.
  • How can you be part of this exciting deal?
    Click on this link to make a $13 contribution. Make 1, 2 or 3 donations! 40 donations must be made through Groupon to trigger the tipping point. Please help us reach our goal of at least 40 donations to make a difference in the lives of families in need. Once you’ve made a donation, share information about your good deed with friends! A tweet or Facebook wall post is really helpful.

Thank you to all who are able to give a donation and share this offer.

How do I donate through Groupon?
1. Go to
2. Click BUY and select quantity. 1 = $13, 2 = $26, etc
3. Complete your order

How can I help spread the word about this great deal?
1. Go to Facebook and share this link:
2. Follow us on Twitter and retweet about this great deal: