A Lionakis team of helping hands came together this past weekend to help out at what is soon to be the River City Food Bank’s newest location at Edison Avenue, right across the street from Dyer-Kelly elementary school. Lionakis Foundation Chair, Laura Knauss corralled an energetic group of volunteers who all pitched in to help transform the former church into a new space dedicated to providing these food services to those in need.

Last year, the River City Food Bank helped over 86,000 children, seniors and families in Sacramento County. Volunteers from both Lionakis and the Girl Scouts did everything from sorting large barrels of donated food into categories for easy distribution and checking expiration dates, to ripping up old carpet and scraping and sweeping the floors clean, to taping and painting walls and even removing large sections of walls and fixtures that will no longer work in the newly planned space. Members of the community even came by to see what was happening, curious as to when the Food Bank would be able to open its new doors!

Despite the soaring late summer temperatures, the team worked from 9:00 a.m. until well past noon to get as much done as possible, smiling it seemed, the whole time. With so much left to be done before the community opening, it seems there might be another opportunity to help out some more in the near future. We will be sure to keep you posted on developments, in the meantime enjoy the photo gallery of team Lionakis in action.