Rancho Cordova Community Food Locker

Current Volunteer Needs

We're in need of volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to help with our daily drive-up food distributions

  • Volunteers are needed from 9am-1pm PST for 3 or 4 hour shifts (depending on the volunteer role)
  • Volunteers will directly assist in one of three locations: warehouse, frontline, or office
  • If interested, please visit our website and complete a volunteer application
  • Have questions? Email rcfoodlocker@gmail.com 


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Rancho Cordova Community Food Locker's new website

The Rancho Cordova Community Food Locker is the official USDA distribution site in Rancho Cordova. As of December2015, RCFL had served over 500,000 families, over 2 million individuals, and food for over 15.5 million meals. 

Cordova Community Food LockerOur Grassroots Beginning

RCFL was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens in Rancho Cordova who saw a real need for a local food locker. The group, headed by Walter Little and John Healey, included private citizens and representatives from the community's churches and civic organizations.  It set a goal to develop a "community based" food locker -- not a small project! Help from a number of people and many donations were needed. Over 300 interested people attended the informational meeting and more than 150 people volunteered to help. Generous people with great ideas pitched in to make RCFL a reality. St. John Vianney Church offered a 12' x 60' trailer, a walk in refrigeration unit, and use of the Church's property. Our box truck was donated and is maintained by the Cordova Kiwanis Club. Other donors and supporters too numerous to list here were also instrumental in RCFL's establishment and successful operation. 

On April 1, 1987, RCFL began operations and has served the community continuously ever since.  In the first year, over 1,500 individuals per month received emergency food supplies.  Staffed by dedicated volunteers and, with the help and donations from caring citizens and organizations in the local area, RCFL now provides food assistance to about 5,000 hungry people each month. As stocks permit, RCFL tries to provide each family with a 3-day emergency supply of food.  All this would have been impossible without our many selfless volunteers and generous donors. 

Our Need for Your Help

Volunteers are always needed, welcomed, and greatly appreciated! RCFL is a non-profit organization and, as such, is covered under the "Good Samaritan Act."  Those interested in volunteering should call RCFL at the number shown below. Many of the Rancho Cordova area's churches, civic organizations, businesses, and private citizens financially support the Food Locker. Funds are used not only for food and administration, but also for essential supplies (e.g., baby food and diapers) and  maintenance of the facilities. Every donation is very much appreciated, and critically important to helping the hungry within our local area.  Receipts for donations are provided.  Please consider a contribution to this extremely worthwhile community service ogranization.  For additional information, please call RCFL's General Manager, Carrie Johnson, at (916) 364-8973.