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Community support and holiday donations for students in need

Graphic: Community partners student support during the holidays As we get closer to the holidays and our attention turns to celebrating with family and friends, we are also reminded of those in need. Over the years, we have seen a generous outpouring of support for our families and students in need.

Did you know that FCUSD has a Homeless Student Services department? Our staff provides critical educational support for our most vulnerable students, connecting them with resources for academic, social and emotional learning, and logistical needs so they can experience success in school. As with all of our educational efforts, we cannot do this alone. We partner with many agencies in the community and work together to help students.

If you are interested in supporting students and families, with gifts and donations, we encourage you to give to any of our community partners who are working in tandem with FCUSD’s Homeless Student Services to connect needs to resources:

Important: If you are in need of any of these supports, please check with the individual community partner about availability.  

Community Thanksgiving Meal on Sunday, 11/24 at the Community Center in Folsom
Volunteers and dessert donations requested

Thanksgiving Groceries, Monday, 11/25 at Twin Lakes Food Bank
Food and monetary donations requested

Christmas Around Town, Saturday, 12/14 at Lakeside Church in Folsom
Contact Amy Malekos, 775-790-6797 for more information

Christmas in Cordova, Sunday, 12/15 at Mills Middle School in Rancho Cordova
Primary Contact: Officer Tina Aldama – 916-875-5852 or

Thanksgiving Food Baskets on 11/25 and Christmas Food Baskets on 12/21 at St. John Vianney Community Food Locker in Rancho Cordova
Volunteers and food donations requested - for more info call Gregg Huestis at 916-364-8973

Salvation Army Angel Tree 
For more info call 916-669-2302

Sacramento Sheriff's Toy Project

Sacramento Food Bank Access Points throughout Sacramento County

Thank you for caring about our students and families. For questions regarding our Homeless Student Services department, please contact Angela Sing at

-Angela Griffin Ankhelyi, APR, Community Engagement