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

Elk Grove Food Bank celebrates donors on the Big Day of Giving May

 

BDOG-TextIcon-yellow.tealIn the 24 hours of the May 4th BIG Day of Giving we raised $13,665! With 101 donors generously giving on this one day event, we are incredibly humbled by the outpouring of gifts.

The Elk Grove Food Bank Services began the day with a barbecue to celebrate. EGFBS Operations Manager Ken Franklin grilled up delicious veggies and sausages for donors, volunteers and neighbors. Several EGFBS Board members were helping fill provision boxes and sorting food in the warehouse. This festive atmosphere was to promote the region wide nonprofit community Day of Giving that raised nearly $7.2 million with 599 participating nonprofits. It shows how the entire Sacramento region and Elk Grove community truly has an extraordinary giving spirit to help those in need right here at home.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and know that your support is vital to our mission "to provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need." We are grateful for your partnership in helping individuals in need to access food and services in an atmosphere of dignity, respect and serving of hope.

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Elk Grove Police K-9 Association delivers donation to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services

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Members of Elk Grove Police K-9 Association donated boxes of 255 lbs. of frozen pork to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services. Six Association members and their K-9 partners arrived at EGFBS to make the donation.

The Elk Grove Food Bank Services is fortunate to receive this very generous donation made possible by the Association members. When retired K-9 officers’ needs are met through funding provided by donations from Association members, the excess funds are used at the Sacramento County Fair to purchase meats to be donated to Elk Grove non-profits. This year a pig was raised by a Sheldon 4H project. The animal was processed, packaged and frozen by Kountry Meats. The pork was delivered to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services for distribution to senior citizens through the Senior Brown Bag program and mobile distribution sites in Elk Grove.

“With a growing number of senior clients and their dietary needs requiring more lean meats, we are pleased to have them available,” Executive Director Marie Jachino said. “This donation helps feed the local seniors seeking food assistance. We are thankful for the Elk Grove K-9 Association’s continued generosity.”

The following are the names of the Elk Grove Police Officers and their K-9 partners that visited EGFBS: Officer Jason Miller and K9 Blu, Officer Dan Emerson and K9 Roman, Officer Tisha Smith and K9 Kye, Officer Joey Gregorio and K9 Argo, Officer Hector Villarreal and K9 Alex, Officer Jarrod Perez and K9 Drax.

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Registration open for Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger Saturday, June 24th

 

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Please join us for the 13th Annual EGRun4Hunger. This event benefits the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and is our largest monetary fundraiser.

The event includes 5K and 10K courses that start in beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park and includes the surrounding neighborhoods. For kids 12 and under we offer half mile and quarter mile fun runs.

The run features disposable chip timing for the 5K/10K race, age group awards, highest fundraising individual award, highest fundraising team award, race shirts for all participants, flat course and post run food and entertainment.

Visit Race Roster Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger 2017 to register today!

 

Harvest of Hope Gala Event Saturday, September 16th

ElkGroveFoodBank HOH-NoTag 4C RGB-72dpiOn a warm September evening the Elk Grove Food Bank Services 'Harvest of Hope Gala' raised funds to benefit the EGFBS Building Fund. Held at the beautiful outdoor venue of the Sheldon Inn Restaurant with elegant surroundings, guests mingled and browsed the many silent auction items. The EGFBS is grateful to a supportive community effort to help with the expanding needs of the food bank.

Mark your calendar for the next Harvest of Hope Gala Event on September 16th. The Sheldon Inn will again be the setting for this elegant celebration under the stars. The evening includes dinner, a live band, dancing, wine, live auctioneer, silent and live auctions. Online ticket sales are $150 per couple and $80 per person and also available at the EGFBS office Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

There are six Sponsorship Levels available and donations are currently being accepted for the auctions. If you or your business would like to participate, more information is available on the attached Sponsorship forms. At this date the Live auction includes a 6-day South African Safari. We will be adding more exciting items to make this years fundraising efforts a success. Email events@egfbs.org with any questions and interest.

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Cosumnes River College Food Pantry Opens

 

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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.