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Elk Grove Food Bank Services Thanksgiving Holiday Food Box Information


Holiday food boxes are only for current Elk Grove Food Bank Service Clients (registered as of October 30th, 2016). SEE DETAILS BELOW REGARDING *95828 RESIDENTS AND **SPECIFIC FOOD BANK PROGRAMS.

SIGN UP DATES: Sign ups for Thanksgiving food boxes begin Monday, October 24th through Friday, November 4th.


To sign up clients are required to bring the following; EGFBS current primary account holder must bring a valid photo ID (current drivers license or passport) and current SMUD or PG&E utility bill for proof of residency.

*95828 residents will receive their holiday food boxes at the regularly scheduled monthly program days (Thursday November 10 at Impact Church, 8299 E. Stockton Blvd.). No prior holiday sign up required for 95828 residence.

** Clients in all other programs such as Arbor Creek Senior Apartments, Renwick Senior Complex, Pt. Pleasant Mobile Pantry, Vintage at Laguna-Senior Delivery, Seasons Senior Delivery, Verandas Senior Complex will receive Thanksgiving Holiday food boxes at the regularly scheduled delivery days.


Annual Turkey Drive – Remembering Those In Need


Hosted by City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Ly and Council Member Steve Detrick, this annual turkey drive serves the local needs of those that would go without a holiday meal.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services will begin collecting turkeys and holiday trimmings on November 7th and will continue through November 18th with the exception of Veterans Day, November 11th.

The Food Bank's goal for the 2016 drive is 1,000 turkeys. Distribution will take place this year on Saturday, November 19th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the City of Elk Grove, 8401 Laguna Palms Drive. Beginning November 7th Turkey Drive donations will be accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the EGFBS facility 9820 Dino Drive, Elk Grove.  For any questions call Elk Grove Food Bank Services at (916) 685-8453.

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