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Giving Back To Sacramento Area Food Banks This Thanksgiving

 The food banks are helping to fulfill people’s needs and make them enjoy their meals during Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2023

In Sacramento, there are plenty of people who depend on the local food banks week after week and their donations only help them to enjoy a great dinner on Thanksgiving. 

Instead of donating to the local food bank, Is there any other better way to give back this holiday season? 

Sacramento Food Bank says, “We’ve really seen the lines that our food distributions continue to grow throughout the year”. 

Collections and distributions of food for Thanksgiving are in full swing from Sacramento to Yolo County, with organizations like the Yolo County Food Bank working tirelessly to provide for families in need during the holiday season.

Karen Baker with Yolo County Food Bank said, “We’re going to see what families need to put together that great Thanksgiving meal across different cultures”. 

This might include turkeys for over 2200 households. The food bank not only needs donations but also volunteers. The Food Bank at present has nearly 1800 volunteers but it needs more to fulfill people’s needs. 

The Elk Grove Food Bank has been feeding the needs of residents for nearly 50 years. Due to the inflation hitting so many households, the food bank says that there’s more need. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to give to food banks including holiday food distributions hosted by the food banks on Friday and Saturday. The Sacramento Food Bank also hosts its annual “Run To Feed The Hungry” on Thanksgiving. 


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Browne Sade. “How to give back through Sacramento-area food banks this Thanksgiving”. CBS News, November 16, 2023, 

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