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Why We Exisit 

The Sunrise Christian Food Ministry started in 1983 to supply emergency food for needy residents of northeastern Sacramento County area. Currently, food supplies and financing are provided by 25 supporting churches, civic organizations, and individuals. It is the mission of the Food Ministry to provide an emergency distribution of nutritionally balanced food to households, when an emergency arises that creates food insecurity.
Verifiable residents of Sacramento County is the primary area served by the Food Ministry. When available, we will serve people from other areas. Please check our hours of operation as well as our holiday schedule to see the days we are closed, especially if you are traveling from out of the area.
Since the founding of the Sunrise Christian Food Ministry, the number of families served has increased seven fold. This has put more burden on the supporting churches and other agencies. However, this helps in the demonstration of the Love of Jesus to our fellow man.
 As you can see from this chart, the number of food insecure families in our community, continures to grow. 
If you are a supporter of the food ministry, please consider extending your giving an extra meal or more to help us meet the growing need.
Please click on this link to view a video of how we previously operated prior to the pandemic and how have we pivioted to drive-thru to protect our clients and volunteers.