|St. Matthew's Community Resource Center offers a welcoming and safe environment that meets the diverse needs of a multicultural population through the promotion of health, empowerment, and community building.|
The Food Closet was started in the 1970's in response to the growing needs of our community.
We currently serve people in our community including people from 95815, 95821, 95608, and
95660 zip codes. We are a member of the Food Link system and collaborate with food closets
from around Sacramento including River City Food Bank and El Camino Baptist Food Closet.
The food we distribute comes from donations from the people of our community as well as
other churches and several businesses. Maita Toyota, the Kiwanis Club, Panera Bread, St.
Michael's of Carmichael, Trinity of Folsom, and Davies Ranch in Sloughhouse are all regular
supporters. We often serve enough food to prepare over 9,000 meals in a month.
Hours Of Service:
Tuesdays & Thursday
Please have proof of photo identification. Please have proof of address that includes one of the zip codes listed below.
Surrounding Zip Codes Serve:
"for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me" - Matthew 25:35
As of November 2011, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, St. Matthew's served 430 families during our "Every Turkey Counts" drive. We would like to thank our many supporters from the congregation and around the diocese who made our pre-Thanksgiving giveaway possible by donating to our drive. Thanks also to Assemblyman Richard Pan's office and the California Water Board for the donation of 100 turkeys through "Operation Gobble", Staint Michael's Church and School of Carmichael, for gift cards and food collection, Episcopal Community Services for the mid-year grant and to the Truxel Rd. Target as well as our local Walmart and Sam's Club for special bulk discount prices on turkey purchases. Finally, thanks to Kim and Mark Donnelson for their prep work, purchasing and supervising, Janet Van Wert for her ongoing ministry of registration, Karen Jones, who arranged publicity and Katie Gabler and Shaunell Glass, who prepared a delicious turkey meal for the volunteers.
Note : To find a food locker/food bank near you, visit the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, http://www.sfbs.org/programs/food.html, (click on a food schedule to find a distribution in your community).