It’s no secret that I love the folks at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. For the last 36 years, they’ve been providing “a hand up, not a handout” to those in need–without ANY government assistance.
For the last several years, Jackjack and I have participated in the Run To Feed The Hungry on Thanksgiving morning. This is one of SFBFS’ most important fundraisers and it’s also one of the biggest 5K races in the US!
We arrived bright and early, all bundled up and ready to walk.
27,300 of Sacramento’s finest were there to join us.
At first, it seemed things would not go well.
Then we started walking and everything was OK.
There were fun bands to listen to along the way…
…and volunteers cheering us on and handing out water.
We knew we were close to the finish line when we saw Elvis. (He’s there every year!)
After a lot of walking, we made it to the finish line.
Jackjack’s assessment: “I need new feet!”
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need. Since opening its doors in 1976, SFBFS has expanded to meet growing needs and now offers six diverse programs in Sacramento. A staff of 40 employees and several thousand volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.