Planting the Seeds of Change at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services | Community
While working for UC Davis Health Systems as a pharmacy technician and studying for his Doctor of Pharmacy, Bill Byrne, 30, hoped to enrich his learning experience through contributing to his community.
Browsing the listings on handsonsacto.org , an online directory of local volunteer opportunities, Bill came across a profile for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). Surprised by the broad range of services offered at SFBFS, Bill initially had trouble deciding which program he wanted to be involved with.
Hoping to address community health issues which aligned with his educational pursuits, Bill found a posting to volunteer in SFBFS’ Demonstration Garden, which provides how-to gardening classes to the community at no cost. This appeared to be an excellent skill building opportunity.