Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is a dedicated team of employees and volunteers assisting those in need. We feed the hungry, clothe those in need, educate those needing education and offer an environment conducive to helping clients become self-sufficient and financially independent.
In order to provide that, much work goes on behind the scenes. Drivers must learn routes within the cities in order to deliver empty donation barrels and then return to pick up filled barrels. Donations are picked up from local stores, distributors, growers and individuals and are brought back to our warehouses. All donations must be accounted for. They are sorted, sized, weighed and labeled by our warehouse staff before they are available for our clients.
SFBFS' community rooms must be set up and arranged for meetings and special events for outside groups using our facility, as well as events hosted by SFBFS. This includes setting up tables, chairs, tents and other equipment necessary to accommodate the need.
No matter the number of hours, the weather, or the number of drivers available, we are a tightly knit team- dedicated to getting the job done and going the extra mile to do so. We represent SFBFS every time we drive up to a customer dock, walk into a donating store, or accept a donation from a donor at guest services or a special event.
We know that as a result of our hard work, lives are being affected and changed.
Submitted by Steve Knieriem, Facilities and Equipment Manager at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.