Dear Friends of Elk Grove Food Bank Services,
Each year as Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, I try to think of appropriate, meaningful and truly heartfelt ways of expressing thanks to our volunteers. The generous donation of time that our volunteers give is greatly appreciated by the Food Bank and especially by our almost 6,000 struggling neighbors we serve each month because of our volunteers selfless efforts. The hundreds of volunteers who help each year work tirelessly because they believe in our mission to provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need…Many volunteers like the hands-on experience in the Food Closet sorting food and fresh produce or working in the Clothes Closet helping clients. Others give their time as volunteer members of the board of directors, advisory board, serve on fundraising events, mobile distribution programs or at our reception desk. Words cannot express how much we appreciate the kindness and support from our volunteers! Your insight, your compassion, and your gifts of time and treasure have enriched our journey the past 45 years.
In addition with our generous donors, community partners, service clubs and nonprofits, the Food Bank is committed through the strength of our diverse community to continue serving those in need with dignity and a “serving of hope.”
I encourage everyone to join us for the “15th Annual Run 4 Hunger” 5kwalk/run, 10k and kids’ 1/4 and 1/2 mile race. Please come on out and work toward your fitness goals while helping your hungry neighbors!