April 30 proved to be a busy and rewarding day at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). SFBFS hosted a special food distribution at the Saca Community Learning Center in north Sacramento. The goal was to highlight the Food program's unique and effective approach to serving families in need. Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa arrived with members of HealthCorps for a visit at 2:30pm.
Garden volunteers handed out tomato seedlings and encouraged families to grow their own groceries.
Talented volunteers diced and prepared veggies for a fresh salad sampling, exposing families to a few new recipes they can make at home with their goods.
Amazing volunteers bagged and distributed fresh broccoli, spinach, potatoes, onions, cabbage, tomatoes and more to each family.
SFBFS' approach to removing many barriers that face Sacramento families was featured in a Wizard of Oz themed game at HealthCorps' Journey to Oz later that evening.
SFBFS currently operates 12 food distributions every month throughout Sacramento. If you know of a family in need of fresh produce, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org for days, times and locations.