Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

I hope Hawaii Meals on Wheels is still delivering to me when I’m 105!

My name is Bettie Sank, I live in Waipio. I will be 96 years old in a week. I’m happy to share what my Hawaii Meals on Wheels means to me.

In November 2019 a beautiful church lady named Silvie contacted Hawaii Meals on Wheels for me. She knew I was totally disabled with very limited mobility. Because of this, I can’t cook for myself. I can’t handle anything higher than shoulder length as I’m unable to get out of my motorized chair. I can’t handle my stove, and I can’t do dishes. To raise my arms to prepare a meal is impossible.

Saving Halima's Life

Fatuma* lives in Somalia, a country in crisis. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, years of conflict, severe drought, deadly floods, and swarms of locusts left many Somalis without homes or land, and unable to feed their families. Orphaned at a young age, Fatuma’s life has become increasingly precarious. She lives in a camp for internally displaced people outside of Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu.

Summer Days

After Setbacks, Food Bank Helps Family Get Ready for Back to School
This summer, Ana has been taking her seven-year-old granddaughter, Daniela, to the park every day. She has an old vehicle, but it doesn’t start every single time. When it doesn’t start, she walks to the park instead. One day on one of her walks, she saw a line of cars and learned about the Food Bank’s summer kids’ meals distributions. It was exactly what she needed for her granddaughter.

Mega Distribution Drive-Through and Walk-Up Centers

Nurturing families and individuals in need requires solution focused innovation and big-hearted team work. To meet the increased demand for food access in Sacramento County brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS) launched bi-weekly mobile distributions in April 2020. On Tuesday, April 13, 2020, We hosted our 100th
Mega Drive-Through and Walk-Up Distribution. Through this touchless method, we’ve distributed over 3.3 million
pounds of food (June 2021)