Students of Sac State volunteer over spring break

Students help the community over spring break

Nine volunteers were bagging fresh fruit, vegetables and a variety of produce into smaller quantities of items purchased or donated. More volunteers helped in the clothing department.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services has been serving 10,000 men, women and children every single month since 1976. Food is one of seven services the organization offers; it also offers clothing, parent education, adult education, youth education, women’s wisdom art and senior programs.

Communication director Kelly Siefkin said Food Bank & Family Services has 4,000 volunteers annually with twelve locations in Sacramento.

“Our goal is to provide them with five days of supply or food and help them with any challenges they may have,” Siefkin said. “It’s so great having Sac State students wanting to give back on their spring break. This is wonderful to see them making direct impact on their community by volunteering.”

Junior sociology major Cameron Brown said the volunteer opportunity was both an advantage to the community and himself.

“I consider myself to be a servant of the community and so I feel the best way I can do that is by sharing love and I define love as caring, doing, sacrificing and respecting others,” Brown said.

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