Food security and food access are a growing concern for many in Sacramento. Listed here are a number of resources such as local food banks and other community-based organizations (CBOs) doing work to help meet this critical need.


Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

The Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, which continues to work with more than 220 partner agencies to distribute food throughout the community, provides specific guidance in response to COVID-19 in its Frequently Asked Questions page.

Additionally, they have set up extra food access distribution centers in response to COVID-19 and have a Food Finder map to help people find food closest to their location.

Food distribution centers open during COVID-19

Download PDF list of Sacramento Food Distribution Sites

Use their food finder tool to map the location nearest to you. Please make sure to call Partner Agencies ahead of time to see ensure that they are still open or if their hours have changed.

Food finder map


Community food banks

  • Orangevale Food Bank: Call 916-304-3663 for more information.
  • River City Food Bank:  They are operational with modified hours. Visit their website or call 916-446-2627 for more information.
  • Elk Grove Food Bank:  9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove, 95624. Please call 916-685-8453 for more information.
  • Rancho Cordova Food Locker:  They have modified operations to ensure volunteer and patron safety. There will be a drive-thru to pick up food. Call 916-364-8973 for more information.