The heat is on at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services!


On Thursday, January 3rd the Sheet Metal Workers Union Apprenticeship program donated their time and expertice in an on-the-job training exercise, by installing a heating unit system donated by their contractors.They updated an aging Victorian home that United Way certified partner Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services will use to house volunteers of the AmeriCorps program this winter and spring.

These AmeriCorps volunteers will be trained in tax preparation through the IRS’s Volunteer Tax Assistance(VITA) & Earned Income Tax Credit(EITC) programs. The VITA/EITC program is designed for low to moderate  income taxpayers to enable them to keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets, thereby investing/spending that money in the local economy.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is serving as a EITC/VITA program site this year to assist the residents of the Oak Park area in free preparation of their taxes and to receive the important tax credit, which will allow them to spend that money in local Oak Park busineses.

A huge thank you to everyone involved from the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 104 District 2 Apprenticeship Program, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and United Way/AFL-CIO Community Services for giving back to the local Oak Park community and its residents!