Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is committed to helping families in need. The organization cannot provide all services, so it is important to know about other resources in our community.Here are four sources of information local families should contact for additioanl support:
211 – 211 Sacramento provides referrals to more than 1,600 community services in the Sacramento area, including: employment and training, housing information, financial assistance, children’s services, senior services, food programs, health care services and more. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can provide assistance in many languages. 211 Sacramento can also be reached at can also dial 916-498-1000 or 800-500-4931. http://www.211sacramento.org
CalFresh - This program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets, food stores and some farmers’ markets. For additional information on CalFresh, please call (916) 456-1980 or check out this flier.
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA) - This joint effort of the City and County of Sacramento specializes in connecting people to jobs, business owners to quality employees, education and nutrition to children and assistance to refugees. www.seta.net
Francis House - This counseling and resource center for homeless individuals and families features caring volunteers and counselors who specialize in assisting those in crisis situations. www.francishousecenter.org
Combined, these Web sites list hundreds of services available to those in need in our community. Please refer any family in need to one of these sites.