To provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need.

Elk Grove Night with the Kings to benefit the Elk Grove Food Bank

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Sunday, February 12, 2017, 6:00 PM — Sacramento Kings VS New Orleans Pelicans


Experience Kings basketball at the new Golden 1 Center with your friends and neighbors at this special night celebrating our city. Purchase discount tickets in sections reserved just for Elk Grove fans through the city’s website.

Support Elk Grove Food Bank Services
A portion of your purchase will support Elk Grove Food Bank Services in their effort to secure a new building to serve the estimated 4,500 residents depending on their services each month.

Get to the Game on Light Rail – Park and Ride RT for Free!
Try Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) for FREE and avoid downtown traffic. Park at the Franklin Station, show your Sunday, February 12 Kings game ticket at the Elk Grove RT booth, and receive a complimentary pass to ride light rail to the Golden 1 Center. Plus, receive another complimentary RT pass to use any time in the future. 

Visit or call 321-BUSS (2877) for everything you need to know about riding RT to the Golden 1 Center.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit Elk Grove Night with the Kings.


Cosumnes River College Food Pantry Opens



A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday at the new Cosumnes River College Hawk Spot Food Pantry. CRC President Bush, Vice President of Student Services Kimberly McDaniels and CRC students, along with representatives from the Elk Grove Food Bank Services that included Board Member Betty Hall, Executive Director Marie Jachino, Case Manager Judy Sala, and Operations Manager Ken Franklin joined in the festivities.

The Hawk Spot Food Pantry is a partnership between the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and Cosumnes River College to support students with inadequate food resources. This project was developed by CRC student leaders in collaboration with CRC's Administration. It is staffed and operated by students.

This pantry is for students from students!

Visit The Hawk Spot Food Pantry for days, hours, and eligibility.


Elk Grove Food Bank receives $66K in Grants and Donations

The need is growing for local elderly.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services during the past two months received $66,000 in grants and a large monetary donation to enhance their food distribution programs.

Marie Jachino, executive director of Elk Grove Food Bank Services, described those contributions as crucial to the organization's ability to serve many seniors who are in need throughout the community.

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Non-Profit Helping Hands with Davis Ranch to help local Food Banks


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Non-Profit, Helping Hands Produce is partnering with Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse California, to provide every bit of unsold fruits and vegetables to those going hungry in our local region and other counties throughout the state.

Before Helping Hands Produce, much of the surplus fruit and vegetables at Davis Ranch were tilled back into the soil. Now with the help of many community partners and amazing volunteers, Helping Hands Produce connects this much needed fresh produce with local food banks.

This 2016 season, Davis Ranch Produce is inviting volunteers to come to its farm On U-Pick days. Helping Hands Produce will have an area designated for picking produce for food banks from 8 am until 10 a.m., every Tuesday and Saturday. The harvesting season usually lasts until sometime in November.

Please join us for some volunteer harvesting. There is no need to call in advance unless you are bringing a large group (10 or more)

When arriving at the Sloughhouse produce stand, follow the signs to the U-Pick scales. At the U-Pick scales let the person working at the scales know that you are there to volunteer for the food banks. You will need to weigh in at the scales, but as a Helping Hands Volunteer, you will not need to fulfill the $25 minimum purchase required for U-Pick.

You will be directed to where you should go as a volunteer. The gleaning manager will assist you further in the designated areas.
Thank you once again for your interest in harvesting surplus produce for food banks.

For more information about Sloughhouse U-pick, you can call 502-7983


2016 EGFBS Run 4 Hunger Finish Line Success



The 2016 EGRun4Hunger, Saturday, June 25th, was another great success with over 900 participants supporting the Elk Grove Food Bank Services!

After a great opening ceremony the Kids Fun Runs began at 8 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. with a quarter and half mile race. EGPD's Office Leo, California Fitness' Captain CFF and Fire Station #71 were all there to give the kids a hand.

Everyone had a great time with the neighborhood along the route getting involved with balloons and asking if runners wanted a cooling hose down! And music played a part with K-HITS 101.5 at the starting line, DJ Rick Henderson near Rotary Grove and the Taylor Chicks at the east entrance to the park. And a total of 35 booths offering information, tasty samples and freebies of all sorts.

A great big thank you goes out to the community for supporting the Elk Grove Food Bank once again!