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

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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BIG DAY of GIVING Thursday, May 4th

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Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 4th — you don't want to miss out! This 24 hour event rallies the region, the state, the country and the world! The Elk Grove community and Sacramento region truly has an extraordinary giving spirit to help those in need right here at home. We are sincerely grateful to all those that gave last year from their hearts and hope you will join in for this one day, online fundraising effort to support your local Elk Grove Food Bank Services.

Last May, friends of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services came together for this exciting 24 hours and surpassed our goal. Your generous support (as little as $15.00) will help the Elk Grove Food Bank Services reach a goal of $25,000. This year the funds will benefit the EGFBS Building Fund, our Mobile Distribution Programs and the Cosumnes River College Student Pantry.

TO DONATE

It's as simple as visiting www.bigdayofgiving.org/elkgrovefoodbank and click on the "GIVE" button. You can also read our GivingEdge Profile page. There you will find information about the operations of the Elk Grove Food Bank including that the Food Bank spends 94% of all income on program support, spending only 6% for administration.

SCHEDULE YOUR DONATION EARLY 

Starting April 14th you can schedule your donation prior to May 4th. So check this one off your list as soon as you can then come enjoy the celebrations at EGFBS BigDOG Barbecue. It’s as simple as visiting www.bigdayofgiving.org/elkgrovefoodbank where you will find our GivingEdge Profile page. There you will see the “GIVE” button. You will be asked to create a simple profile account (name, email, password). Super simple!

MAY 4TH BIG DAY OF GIVING EVENT

Join the Elk Grove Food Bank Services BigDOG Barbecue at our facility, 9820 Dino Drive, Elk Grove. Donors will enjoy a barbecue lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with online donations. The Big Day of Giving and GivingEdge could not happen without the outpouring of support from the region. We hope you will consider being part of this exciting day of giving by making your tax deductible contribution to the Elk Grove Food Bank Services.

 

 

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.

 

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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