2023 Grant Recipient

Project Title: Midtown Site Expansion

Despite being the Farm to Fork capital, Sacramento has persistent, high rates of food insecurity and unreliable access to nutritious foods for people facing hunger. Those affected most are the people already struggling – Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) neighbors experiencing poverty. The two biggest contributors to increased need are inflation and refugee resettlement. RCFB experienced a 41% increase in service in 2022 and anticipates this will continue to rise, all while its building is at maximum capacity.

Funding of $100,000 will build operational capacity and allow RCFB to:

  1. Move administration staff offsite, creating more space for food storage.
  2. Purchase a larger and more energy efficient refrigerator to safely store perishables.
  3. Purchase, transport and distribute healthy, culturally meaningful food to 7,000 people.
  4. Purchase a pallet stacker to increase operational efficiency.
  5. Renovate the Midtown building to create a safe, usable space for staff and volunteers.

This project will be a springboard for future projects to expand services sustainably.

River City Food Bank is a boots-on-the-ground nonprofit that continually strives to meet the needs of the community. Our staff and volunteers speak the languages of our guests (e.g., Farsi, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese), which allows us to understand what foods are meaningful to each culture. As a trusted community leader for 55 years, RCFB will leverage Impact100’s funding to secure additional support to meet the needs of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity by advancing the following:

  • Mission: Alleviate hunger in Sacramento County
  • Social Responsibility: Improve energy efficiency, encourage inclusivity, increase volunteerism, and enhance food equity.
  • Impact: Provide safety net to help families avoid a crisis, including homelessness, by providing consistent access to healthy, meaningful food for all.

Funding from Impact100 will grow capacity and efficiency at our Midtown location and help us alleviate hunger.


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Focus Area:

Health & Wellness