River City Food Bank Opening Second Location

River City Food Bank Opening Second Location

By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications Director

River City Food Bank, 1800 28th St., Sacramento, is opening a second food distribution center at The Center at St. Matthew's in Arden Arcade later this month.  Bishop Barry Beisner, in a statement welcoming the addition to St. Matthew's, said, "We know, as faith teaches us, that together we can do more for others. Our partnership with River City Food Bank to provide food and resources on the St. Matthew's campus is a pledge worthy of our common history to help our low-income seniors, adults and families."

River City Food Bank is the oldest continuously operating food bank in our community, and the only food bank in our area which is open every weekday to provide food to anyone experiencing hunger in Sacramento County.

The ties between the food bank and our diocese are wide and deep, going back to its beginnings at St. Paul's in downtown Sacramento in the late 1960s, and its longtime presence, as River City Community Services, next to the diocese offices before an arson fire destroyed both buildings in 2010. Trinity Cathedral housed the food distribution for a while until funds could be raised to buy its current building.

Executive Director Eileen Thomas said she hopes everyone will come to an open house on Oct. 21 to get a first look at the food bank's new location. "We will host light refreshments and will provide guests with a tour of the new space," she said.

Where: The Center at St. Matthew's, 2300 Edison Ave., Sacramento
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1-3 p.m.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Laura Garcia by emailing lgarcia@rivercityfoodbank.org or calling 916.217.1951.


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