River City Food Bank is a food pantry that provides emergency food supplies to any struggling families and individuals in Sacramento County. River City Food Bank is currently serving over 20,000 people per month through our two distribution locations and multiple programs focused on seniors and children. Many refugee and immigrant families, unsheltered people, and working people receive our services. We offer a choice distribution model and strive to provide 50% fresh produce as well as culturally meaningful food options.
Food donations may be dropped off Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.