About Us

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In 1994, 796 participants turned out for the inaugural Run to Feed the Hungry event on Thanksgiving morning. This Sacramento tradition, boasting 27,169 participants in 2018, is not only the largest run in Sacramento but also the largest Thanksgiving Day fun run in the country! 

Run to Feed the Hungry is owned by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) a local, non-profit agency committed to honoring every human experience, serving neighbors in need and providing free emergency goods and services in a safe space where hope can grow. All profits directly benefit the organization. Costs associated with producing this event are kept low as a result of our generous sponsors, contributions of goods and services and through the incredible volunteer efforts of the community! We're proud to consider you our family, friends and dedicated partners. See you Thanksgiving Day! 

More Than Just a Meal

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) offers 14 diverse services, all focusing on education and moving families toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. This is made possible with the help of a dedicated team, including over 9,000 volunteers who contribute more than 85,000 hours every year. SFBFS serves families in our community with dignity and offers a hand up in the form of education to individuals seeking to build their best future. SFBFS is supported through private donors, grants and special events such as Run to Feed the Hungry. SFBFS provides food, clothing, education and hope to 150,000 men, women and children each month thanks to your support.

Your contribution and support will be felt by thousands of families in need throughout our community. Funds raised at this event will impact men, women and children in our community by providing free emergency goods and life-changing services including food, diapers, clothing, mentoring, education and opportunities to flourish.

Services at SFBFS

All services at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services are offered free of charge to local residents. Click on any service below to learn more:


We'd love to hear from you

Registration Captain: Kellie Haynes
Teams Captain: Tracy Parrott
Volunteer Captain: Robin Simpson
Sponsorship Captain: Kelly Gelbman
Fundraising Captain: Kelsey Long

For general information call (916) 456-1980. 



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