Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Support Works Week Three - The Resume

Tuesday, January 31, the all-important resume, cover letter and references will be covered in our Job Readiness Training. Class is at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed with a computer lab until 12 noon.

Our Employment Specialist will identify different resume types and format; and how to use each type of resume to your advantage. We will go over how to list specific licenses or clearances that pertain to the job, how to obtain copies of degrees, certifications, licenses and consent for reference in advance.

Week Four - Tuesday, February 7. We will work on Researching Job Openings and Submitting Applications.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services - Support Works
9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95624
916-685-8453, extension 5 for information

Monday, January 23, 2012

First Baptist Church Winter Clothes and Blanket Drive

First Baptist Church of Elk Grove donated a truck-load of warm clothes and blankets. We received an email from Pastor Derek informing us of their efforts and "poof!" their donation was delivered. The gentleman and his son who brought the clothing and blankets to our Dino Drive facility did not stay around for a photo.

When I got back outside with the camera, this is what I could see. Imagine a handsome, smiling father and son standing beside this generous donation.

Thank you, First Baptist Church of Elk Grove for your continued support. Our clients will be warmer and more comfortable this cold winter.

First Baptist Church of Elk Grove
8939 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624
916.685.4821 |

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Support Works Week Two - Job Skills

Week Two - Tuesday, January 24. We look at our clients' skill sets and personal characteristics. Our Employment Specialist helps our clients analyze their abilities and personality traits to discover possible new job options to pursue in their job search.

What am I trained to do?

How do my skills correlate with what I would like to do?

Support Works Job Readiness Training is on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at our Dino Drive facility. After the one-hour class, computers are available to use in our Computer Lab.

Week Three - Tuesday, January 31. We will work on Resumes, Cover Letters and References.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services - Support Works
9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95624
916-685-8453, extension 5 for information

Monday, January 16, 2012

Support Works' New Schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, is the start of a new session at Support Works Job Readiness Training. This seven-week program is provided by Elk Grove Food Bank Services and sponsored by the City of Elk Grove, Wells Fargo Foundation, Soroptimist of Rio Cosumnes, and Cosumnes River College SIFE club. The program has been redesigned to help clients in their job hunting effort with a scheduled curriculum. Classes for Job Readiness Training are held on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by computer lab time.

Week one of our program begins with Personality Assessment. Our Employment Specialist will help clients assess individual personality types and possible career options based on character preferences.

"What job(s) would I find fulfilling?"

Next Tuesday, we assess clients' job skills. More on this and our schedule of classes in our next posting.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services - Support Works
9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95624
916-685-8453, extension 5 for information

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Belated Thanks to Both EG Rotary Clubs

I found out at our recent staff meeting that I missed the huge donation by our EG Rotary Clubs. These generous organizations heard about the rising number of senior clients coming to our food bank. Upon hearing about some of the medical problems and mobility issues these senior clients have, they stepped up and donated $5,000 worth of Nutritional Shakes (Ensure), sugar-free gelatin and sugar-free pudding.

Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla Nutritional Shakes

Cherry Gelatin

Chocolate Pudding, yum!

This donation will help nourish our most fragile and vulnerable clients. Some are diabetic, others have mobility issues and cannot cook their meals. The products donated by the Rotary clubs are not the typical foods we receive from food drives, and are very expensive for us to purchase.

These products will be distributed in our Senior Brown Bag, Wellness Bag, and Mobile Pantry programs.

Thank you!

The Rotary Club of Elk Grove
P. O. Box 138
Elk Grove, CA 95759

The Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise

Charity Mardi Gras Ball 2012

This is the second year that Elk Grove Food Bank Services is one of the beneficiaries of this event.