(KTXL) — Community food banks have long been a way for those in need to get assistance with receiving enough healthy food to feed themselves and their families.

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Food banks receive, store, and distribute food, sometimes directly and sometimes by distributing food to local groups that work directly with families in order for these to receive the food.

Most community food banks are non-profit organizations that have boards of directors that represent the communities they serve.

Below, a list of the food banks that operate in the Sacramento area.

Amador County

Interfaith Food Bank

•12181 Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642, 209-267-9006

Calaveras County

The Resource Connection Food Bank

•206 George Reed Drive, San Andreas, CA 95249, 209-754-1257

El Dorado County

Food Bank of El Dorado County

•4550 Business Drive, Cameron Park, CA, 530-621-9950

Sacramento County 

River City Food Bank

•1800 28th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, 916-446-2627

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Service

•3333 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817, 916-456-1980

•1951 Bell Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838, 916-925-3240

San Joaquin County

Emergency Food Bank

•7 W Scotts Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203, 209-464-7369

Second Harvest of the Greater Valley

1220 Vanderbilt Circle, Manteca, CA 95337, 209-239-2091

Solano County

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

2370 North Watney Way, Fairfield, CA 94533, 855-309-3663


Second Harvest of the Greater Valley

•1220 Vanderbilt Circle, Manteca, CA 95337, 209-239-2091

Yolo County

Yolo Food Bank

•233 Harter Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776, 530-668-0690

Yuba/Sutter County

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank

•760 Stafford Way, Yuba City, CA 95991, 530-673-3834