The St. Joseph Parish Mobile Food Locker is manned by a group of 20-25 dedicated volunteers who give freely of their time in this worthy endeavor. The Mobile Food Locker has access to USDA food on a weekly basis. Designated volunteers drive to the Sacramento Food Bank to pick up the weekly allotment. Once back at the parish Food Locker warehouse, the food is divided into shopping carts in preparation for 3 monthly distributions, which take place on the first three Thursday s of each month.
On average, the Mobile Food Locker distributes ~90 tons of food to ~4,000 families each year. The food distributed has a monetary value of ~$300,000.
In support of the Food Locker, non-perishable food items are collected after all weekend Masses, and are made available to parishioners who have an emergency need.
Additionally, non-perishable foods are provided to Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home in Sacramento on a regular basis. This aid supports homeless pregnant women. These women are able to stay at the home until they deliver, and can find a safe and secure home environment for themselves and their babies.
Your prayers, volunteer activities, and financial support are always appreciated.
Food distributions takes place at three offsite locations at the following nearby churches.
1st Thursday each month
St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 8720 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828
2nd Thursday each month
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 14012 Walnut Ave, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
3rd Thursday each month
St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 7724 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95832
For questions please contact Keith Yarbrough, Food Locker Manager at the following: