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February 1, 2012

History in the making

February marks an historic time for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services with the opening of our Education & Technology Center. As an organization we are thankful for all of the continued support from individuals and businesses in our community who make operating our programs possible. We look forward to having the space necessary to expand our educational programs focused on building self-sufficiency and financial independence. Over the next quarter, we hope to expand services by nearly 50% to serve over 1,500 people monthly through our Adult Education, Parent Education and Youth Education programs as well as a robust Demonstration Garden.

Although our new development marks a new chapter in our organization’s history, we have not forgotten our humbling beginnings over 36 years ago. Our founder, Fr. Dan Madigan had a vision to change peoples’ lives by offering hope and dignity through a multitude of services dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. It is with determination that we continue to carry out our mission in everything that we do. Thanks to our community, we have the resources to maximize our mission through our new expansion.

This is an exciting time to be a part of our programs. However, there is no doubt that we need your support more now than at any point in our history. We invite you to take part in an upcoming tour of our new building, consider donating time as a volunteer in one of our programs and, if possible, please consider making a donation to support our efforts. On behalf of our organization and the many families we serve, thank you for helping us change lives and brighten futures.

Submitted by Jeremiah Rhine, Chief Operating Officer

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