We are seeking a part time driver/warehouse assistant for our growing operation in Elk Grove for a routed pick up schedule that includes 15 hours+ per week, with rotating weekends. Applicants must be flexible, dependable and possess excellent customer service skills with the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities for this position include loading and unloading received goods, storing product, receiving and shipping products, and driving a forklift. Must be able to lift 75lbs and sustain physical work such as bending, pushing, lifting and kneeling. Candidates must have an excellent driving record accompanied with a DMV printout, no walk in applicants please. All applicants must mail resumes to the attention of Ken Franklin, Elk Grove Food Bank Services, P.O. Box 1447, Elk Grove, CA 95759.
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 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
The Elk Grove Food Bank Services is reaching out to the community to join together in support of the EGFBS Building Fund at the Harvest of Hope Gala Event Under the Stars, 6:00 to 10:30 PM Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the Sheldon Inn in Elk Grove. This event will help the growing needs and services of many residents in Elk Grove. The number of senior clients has risen from 289 just three years ago, to 990 currently. The need for our infrastructure to grow along with the needs of local hungry is paramount.
Come dressed to impress for an evening under the stars at the beautiful Sheldon Inn Outdoor Venue. The evening includes dinner, Silent and Live Auctions along with the lively dance music by The Crazy Chester Band. Tickets are $150 per couple and $80 per person and can be purchased below through the Harvest of Hope Paypal or at the EGFBS office Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The Elk Grove Food Bank Services would like to thank the following organizations and families for their financial contribution to the Harvest of Hope Sponsorship Program.
Legal Shield, John Hall
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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!