Saving Restaurants and Feeding Families

Family Meal Sacramento is a chef-driven initiative to mobilize independent restaurants to feed people in need. The program is designed to keep people employed, support small businesses, and support local farmers in the “Farm to Fork”capital of the world.

A series of Meals prepared at family Meal Sacramento

Family Meal by the Numbers:

As of May 12th, 2020
Meals Funded
Employees Working
Family Meal preparation
The founding Sacramento restaurants are Allora, Binchoyaki, Canon, Camden and Mulvaney's B & L . Several farmers and product distribution companies provide products at no cost or low cost for the meal kits, including Pacific Coast Producers, Produce Express, Superior Farms and Sysco.
Allora LogoBinchoyaki LogoCanon LogoCamden Logo

Mulvaney's B&L

How it works

Meal Kits

The premise of the program is simple. Hire restaurants to produce “meal boxes” for families in need.

Meal Kits
Each meal kit contains enough food to provide a family with 4 nutritious restaurant-quality meals utilizing product from local purveyors.
While the meal kit is free to the recipient, the restaurant is reimbursed $38 for every meal kit produced. This allows restaurants to pay their staff and overhead, purchase from local vendors to keep the supply chain moving. $2 from every meal kit pays for administration and miscellaneous expenses.
To date, Family Meal Sacramento has provided over 100,000 meals to families in need across the Sacramento region. Our contributions have come from private, public, and corporate support.


FamilyMeal Sacramento meal kits are made possible by public agencies, private donations, and the participating restaurant owners.  We are grateful to our sponsors, which include the organizations that help get mealkits to those in need. This is partial list, as some donors wish to remain anonymous.

·        Asher Styrsky Insurance
·        City of Sacramento  
·        County of Sacramento  
·        Del Paso Blvd. Partnership Foundation
·        Feed The Children
·        Frankenberg Family Foundation
·        Meals on Wheels
·        MercyHousing
·        Niman Ranch
·        Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
·        ProduceExpress
·        Roberts Family Development Center
·        Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
·        Sysco
·        WesternHealth Advantage
·        Paratransit
·        Meals on Wheels
·        No Kid Hungry
·        Health Net
·        Western Health Advantage
·        Sacramento Kings
·        Downey Brand
·        Frankenberg Family
·        Parasol Foundation

Get involved

Our goal is to produce 200,000 meals. We are half way there! Every $40 feeds a family of four!
Family Meal Sacramento is fiscally sponsored by the Del Paso Boulevard Foundation, which is managed by the Del Paso Blvd. Partnership  Tax ID: 20-5541333.