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

Run 4 Hunger Saturday, June 25th

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 Elk Grove Food Bank Services continues to fight hunger in the south county area with our 12th Annual EGRun4Hunger, 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run on June 25, 2016.

Each year families, businesses, organizations, and runners come together to share in this Elk Grove tradition to raise awareness and critical funds for local hunger relief. Your support provides food, clothing, education and a “serving of hope” to over 4,500 individuals each month who turn to EGFBS for help. This year, with food insecurity increasing, the Food Bank expects to serve a record number of men, women and children.

The funds raised at this event will benefit the six programs of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services; 94% of all donated dollars goes directly to programs and services. 

For sponsorship opportunities and more information go to EGRun4Hunger.

 

Big Day of Giving May 3rd

Starting at midnight on May 3rd, the Sacramento region will come together for one BIG Day of Giving - a 24 hour giving challenge that lifts up lives and makes this the place we call home. In its third year, the BIG Day of Giving has raised nearly $9 million for nonprofits serving our region. Over 500 local non-profits participate.

 

It will be an exciting day for the Elk Grove Food Bank Services who will be participating in the BIG Day of Giving for the first time. Our goal is to raise $10,000 all to benefit our Building Fund. We will continue to update the BIGDoG 2016 information as we get closer to May 3rd. For more information about the Elk Grove Food Bank Services, and here is where you can donate on May 3rd.

 

Elk Grove Food Bank Services Expands Mobile Pantry Program

In an effort to meet the growing demand for assistance from local seniors, EG Food Bank has expanded its services to two additional Mobile Pantry distribution sites. The Food Bank will transport groceries to the Vintage at Laguna and the Vintage at Laguna II senior apartments starting in October 2015.

The largest increase in the EG Food Bank client population is in the senior community, 280%. In 2010 the monthly average was 247 seniors served, the average of the first four months in 2015 was 939 seniors served. In the past 16 months alone, the number of seniors seeking assistance has more than doubled.

“Of all our clients, our seniors are the most vulnerable,” said Marie Jachino, EGFBS Executive Director. “These clients are on fixed incomes and their budgets cannot withstand any increase in expenses. The growing number of senior clients and their transportation issues led us to expand our Mobile Pantry program.”

What: EGFBS Mobile Pantry Program

Distribution Site 1: Vintage at Laguna Senior Apartments

                                    9210 Big Horn Boulevard

                                    Elk Grove CA 95758

Distribution Site 2: Vintage at Laguna II Senior Apartments

                                    9204 Big Horn Boulevard

                                    Elk Grove, CA 95758

When:  Second Wednesday of the month, starting October 14, 2015, distribution starts at 10:00 a.m.

Pumpkin Patch

Each year at Elk Grove's Giant Pumpkin Festival EG Food Bank has a Pumpkin Patch.  Pumpkins are sold to benefit the programs at the Food Bank.  This year the wrestling and basketball teams from EG High School volunteered at the Patch. 

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Many supporters of EG Food Bank visit the Patch to get their pumpkin. 

Pumpkin Patch

Arnie Zimmerman, Mark Jansson (EGFBS Board), Iris Zimmerman and Jonathan Sparks

Pumpkin Patch Strollers