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Sacramento Food Bank Unveils New Produce Truck

Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio
 

Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

The Sacramento Food Bank is going mobile. It just unveiled its new produce truck.

Food bank organizers say adding the mobile produce stand will help it reach people who have difficulty getting to their other distribution points.

Monica from Carmichael was one of the first people in line to get produce at the unveiling event at Arcade Church.

She says this location will make it much easier for her to pick up food.

"I care for a son with a severe mental illness and that's my 24/7 job. And I have zero income because of it. So it's nice to have something closer," says Monica.

Anyone can come get free fruits and vegetables from the truck, which is funded by Sutter Health.

It will make 20 regular stops each month.

The truck will be at Encina High School Wednesday afternoon and stop at Wellspace Health clinics in Citrus Heights, Oak Park and North Highlands later this month. The full schedule for March can be found here.

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Sally Schilling

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Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio