Sunday, August 24, 2014

SETA Employment Workshops Coming Soon!

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) will be holding workshops to help in your job search. Learn about resumes, communication, using the career center, managing life and work, workplace culture, and the interview. Understanding what makes you “stand out from the crowd” in the employer’s view is crucial to landing and keeping that job. 

The Workshops will be held on Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, starting September 23, 2014. Six workshops will be held at Elk Grove Food Bank Services, 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove, CA 95624. 

Contact Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 916-685-8453 for more information.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Orange" You the Best, Raley's Food for Families!!

 Thank you Raley's for your Innovation and Generosity!

Here is Elk Grove Food Bank Services's (EGFBS) first produce order from the recently launched  Raley's Food For Families Produce Pilot ProgramThe Food For Families hopes to address hunger and obesity simultaneously by making fresh produce available for those who normally wouldn't have access to it. EGFBS was selected to be a part of the pilot program.

Pictured on the left is Ken Franklin, EGFBS
Operations Manager and on the right, Brian Brannon from Raley's. Look at all of the delicious, fresh produce that will be shared with our clients!

Here is Brian Brannon from Raley's.  The Raley's Food for Families Produce Pilot Program ran from June 9 - July 31.  Raley's provided a matching donation for every dollar donated during the Summer Donation drive, up to $25,000.

So, a BIG Shout Out to our community.  Thank you for participating.  Thank you for this generous giving in your community.  And, thank you for supporting the EGFBS!  

We couldn't do it without you!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Totally Free Tomato Tasting!

Do Heirloom tomatoes taste different than Cherry tomatoes? Do Sweet 100s taste different than Grape tomatoes?  Come on down and see...or rather, taste!

Join us Saturday, September 6th from 9 am to Noon.

We will have Information Booths from:
* City of Elk Grove
* Master Food Preserves
* Gardeners of the Grove will  have a children's craft booth
* Master Gardeners
* Elk Grove Water District
* Plates 2Envy (yard art)

There will be a children's Composting class.

The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center is located at 10025 Hampton Oak Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thank You Boy Scout Troop #59

Come down and see the new Clothes Closet sorting table at The Elk Grove Food Bank!! 

Team means: Together Everyone Achieves More!  With a huge thankful heart we appreciate this gift of wood made and presented to the Food Bank! 

THANK YOU to Mark Hamil and the entire Troop 59 for their tremendous ability to direct individual accomplishment toward this wonderful organizational goal, and their hard work together toward this beautiful common vision. 

We sing a song of gratitude to the young men of Troop 59!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Such a Generous Donation!!

Friends of the Elk Grove Food Bank 
continue to fill the needs of our community

An amazing and generous donation arrived at the Elk Grove Food Bank on Monday. Elk Grove residents Bobby and Jean Sadler arrived with their truck filled to the top with 482 pounds of canned tuna, mandarin oranges, beans, Ramen, and cereal.  Bobby and Jean shopped local stores, receiving discounts for purchasing in large quantities. It took several volunteers to unload the food that will help restock the shelves of the Food Bank. 

Jean Sadler is a past Elk Grove Food Bank Board Member. She has also worked tirelessly on the KCRA Kids Can Food Drive. She and her husband continue the mission of the EGFB “Fill the Need — Feed the Hope”. This donation could not have come at a better time when a higher demand for needy children when school is out.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Free Nursing Outreach Services at EGFBS Starting in July

EGFBS is the place to be on Fridays!

Starting July 18, 2014, Health Care for the Homeless outreach nurses will be at Elk Grove Food Bank Services.  The nurses will engage, assess, triage, treat, educate and provide preventative adult and childhood immunizations.  The nurses will also make efforts to connect clients to ongoing medical care and assist uninsured individuals with health care applications for Medi-Cal enrollment.  This service will be available, starting on July 18, 2014, every Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be available to “all” clients of the Food Bank.

Since 1988, Sacramento County has led a vital collaborative dedicated to better health for homeless individuals.  As a county government in California, Sacramento County is the organization legally mandated to provide health services to medically indigent adults meeting specific criteria.  Sacramento County is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive healthcare for this culturally diverse, low income population.  The County maintains an infrastructure for health services that includes primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, contracted specialty and hospital care, emergency dental, public health care and chronic disease management.  In 2013, the County served 8,270 homeless clients with 20,000 visits; 594 clients originated from the ZIP codes served by Elk Grove Food Bank Services

Established in 1974, the Elk Grove Food Bank Services is a critical component to the welfare of the Elk Grove community, providing food, clothing and resources to our neighbors in need.  The Food Bank receives funding from churches, individual donors, foundations, businesses, grants, local, and federal governments. The Food Bank serves roughly 3,500 individuals a month and 42,000 encounters annually.

What:              Free Outreach Nursing Services

When:              Starting July 18, 2014, every Friday
                        10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where:             Elk Grove Food Bank Services
                        9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
                        Elk Grove, CA  95624

Contact:          916-685-8453

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years with 10th Annual Run 4 Independence

Are you Ready to Run?

Elk Grove Food Bank Services is marking its 40th year of continuous service with the 10th annual Run 4 Independence.  Start off Independence Week by joining runners and walkers to celebrate with the Food Bank on Saturday, June 28, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  

The event includes 5k and 10k courses that start in beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park and winds through the surrounding neighborhoods.  For kids 12 and under, there are half-mile and quarter-mile fun runs.

The Run features disposable chip timing for the 5k/10k; Age group awards; Team awards; Short-sleeve Run T-shirts; flat course; post-run food, entertainment and the Pride of Laguna Lions will serve their famous pancakes.

Proceeds from the Run 4 Independence will benefit Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS), a non-profit dedicated to alleviating hunger, develop programs to address food insecurity in our community; build client self-sufficiency; and provide an opportunity for volunteerism.  A portion of the proceeds will also support P.A.T.H (People Assisting the Homeless), a non-profit organization that assists and mentors the homeless in Elk Grove.  The EGFBS serves over 3,500 clients each month and has approximately 42,000 client encounters annually.  For more information visit: or to register: